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Total delay and associated factors in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Golestan province

Alipour, N. and Sheikhi, M. and Charati, J.Y. and Mohsenipouya, H. and Shabankhani, B. and Rezaii, M.S. (2020) Total delay and associated factors in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Golestan province. Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine, 11 (1). pp. 67-74.

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Background: Delay in diagnosis and treatment of TB is a critical component in TB control program which thereby spreading illness in the community. Sicnce Golestan province has the high risk with high rates of tuberculosis in the country, therefore, the analysis of the factors associated with treatment delay in this province for effective interventions and proper planning is considered necessary. Methods: 689 patients documents of TB cases in the health department of Golestan University of Medical Sciences in 2016 were enrolled in this survey. The response variable in this study was having the delay or not (via determining the 34 day as cut-off point in the interval between the date of onset of the symptoms and the date of treatment start-up). The data were analyzed using SPSS 24 software and final significant level for multivariate logistic regression model was considered 0.05. Results: Median (mean) treatment delay was calculated 49(77.75) days. In the current study 60.4 of patients had total delay greater than 34 days. In final model variables such as type of PTB (OR=0.645), contact history (patients who had no contact with TB patients (OR=1.441)) and patients who their contact history were unknown (OR=1.654)) had significant relationship with delay in starting treatment after 34 days of onset of symptoms of PTB patients in Golestan (p<0.05). Conclusion: It should beam emphasis on increasing the community's awareness of the symptoms of tuberculosis and effective collaboration should be made between the Infectious Disease Control Center and the private and public sectors. © 2020 Babol University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; adult; Article; child; demography; educational status; female; groups by age; high school; human; lung tuberculosis; major clinical study; male; therapy delay
Subjects: سیستم تنفسی WF
بیماریهای واگیرWC
میکروب شناسی وایمنی شناسی QW
مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 05:34
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 05:34
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10540

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