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Barriers to accepting and completing latent tuberculosis infection treatment.

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dc.contributor.author Kane, M
dc.contributor.author Korn, B
dc.contributor.author Saukkonen, J
dc.contributor.author McDonald, C.
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Cathal Dominic
dc.contributor.author Waters, R
dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, A.M
dc.contributor.author Keane, J
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-29T16:56:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-29T16:56:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4926
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) is an important component of any TB control strategy. Acceptance and completion of treatment is poor. We undertook this study to identify barriers to acceptance & completion of treatment. Patients attending TB clinics completed a self-administered survey. Medical notes and electronic pharmacy records were reviewed. 143 surveys were completed. 70 (49%) completed treatment. Patients were less likely to accept treatment (p = 0.01, RR 0.781, CI 0.643-0.950) and less likely to complete treatment (p = 0.01, RR 0.640, CI 0.462-0.885) when concerned about the side effects of LTBI medication. Completion of LTBI treatment is sub-optimal. The major barrier identified was fear about side effects caused by LTBI medications. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Medical Journal;106 (7), pp. 200-204
dc.relation.uri http://archive.imj.ie//IMJPage_0_1.aspx?issueid=455
dc.subject latent tuberculosis infection en_US
dc.subject LTBI en_US
dc.subject TB en_US
dc.title Barriers to accepting and completing latent tuberculosis infection treatment. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-02-29T16:51:33Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1596425
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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