Tuberculosis in Bombay: new insights from poor urban patients.

  title={Tuberculosis in Bombay: new insights from poor urban patients.},
  author={D. Nair and A. George and K. Chacko},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  volume={12 1},
  • D. Nair, A. George, K. Chacko
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Health policy and planning
  • This study explores the health seeking behaviour of poor male and female tuberculosis patients in Bombay, and examines their perceptions of the causes and effects of the disease on their personal lives. Sixteen patients who attended an NGO's tuberculosis clinic were interviewed in-depth. Almost equal numbers of respondents stated 'germs' and 'worry' as the cause of tuberculosis. Men worried about loss of wages, financial difficulties, reduced capacity for work, poor job performance, and the… CONTINUE READING
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