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Tuberculosis control: patient perception regarding orientation for the community and community participation.

Curto, Márcio; Scatena, Lúcia Marina; de Paula Andrade, Rubia Laine; Palha, Pedro Fredemir; de Assis, Elisângela Gisele; Scatolin, Beatriz Estuque; Villa, Tereza Cristina Scatena.
Rev Lat Am Enfermagem; 18(5): 983-9, 2010 Sep-Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21120419
To evaluate, from the patient's perspective, actions of orientation for the community and community participation carried out in tuberculosis control in health services in Ribeirão Preto-SP. This was an evaluative quantitative exploratory study which used part of the Primary Care Assessment Tool, adapted and validated for tuberculosis care, applied through interview, with 100 patients. Indicators of the instrument and analysis of variance were used. The realization of social partnerships for delivery of the sputum pot together with the community, the delivery of the sputum pot to the community by professionals, and the participation of the community to discuss the problem of tuberculosis were identified, 5%, 6% and 5%, respectively. The health services with fewer patients in treatment showed the best indicators. The actions of social partnerships, searching for respiratory symptomatics in the community and community participation in tuberculosis control are poorly incorporated by health services.
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