International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding tuberculosis: Community-based study in Baghdad
Author(s): Raed Abdul Razak Hassan and Ban Ahmed Said
Abstract: He majority of respondents had several misconceptions in all aspects of the most infectious form of TB. a lot of respondents pursue a self-treatment option as their choice for primary health care. Cost and difficulties in transportation were mentioned as the main reasons for people to delay in seeking TB care.
It would be better to establish an appropriate control measure such as establishing proper information, education, and a communication pathway that indicate the level of severity of the disease. In addition, creating proper awareness about its cause, transmission, prevention, and availability of public service are very essential.
Furthermore, the national TB control program should consider coordinating advocacy, communication, and social mobilization activities on the communities to improve KAP of patients, to reduce misconceptions, and prevent transmission of TB in the community.
Raed Abdul Razak Hassan, Ban Ahmed Said. Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding tuberculosis: Community-based study in Baghdad. Int J Adv Res Med 2019;1(2):33-37. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2019.v1.i2a.16