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dc.contributor.authorMuttamba, Winters
dc.contributor.authorKyobe, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorKomuhangi, Alimah
dc.contributor.authorLakony, James
dc.contributor.authorBuregyeya, Esther
dc.contributor.authorMabumba, Eldad
dc.contributor.authorBasaza, Robert K
dc.identifier.citationMuttamba , W , Kyobe , S , Komuhangi , A , Lakony , J , Buregyeya , E , Mabumba , E & Basaza , R K 2019 , ' Delays in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients seeking care at a regional referral hospital, Uganda : a cross sectional study ' , BMC Research Notes , vol. 12 , 589 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 273005902
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 02b68d83-e6ff-412e-9018-e0cc6a493a4e
dc.identifier.otherPubMed: 31533804
dc.identifier.otherPubMedCentral: PMC6751893
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85072394044
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7154-2964/work/89628358
dc.descriptionThis study was funded using Authors’ personal resources.en
dc.description.abstractObjective: A cross-sectional survey involving 134 pulmonary TB patients started on TB treatment at the TB Treatment Unit of the regional referral hospital was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of individual and health facility delays and associated factors. Prolonged health facility delay was taken as delay of more than 1 week and prolonged patient delay as delay of more than 3 weeks. A logistic regression model was done using STATA version 12 to determine the delays. Results: There was a median total delay of 13 weeks and 110 (82.1%) of the respondents had delay of more than 4 weeks. Patient delay was the most frequent and greatest contributor of total delay and exceeded 3 weeks in 95 (71.6%) respondents. At multivariate analysis, factors that influenced delay included poor patient knowledge on TB (adjOR 6.904, 95% CI 1.648-28.921; p = 0.04) and being unemployed (adjOR 3.947, 95% CI 1.382-11.274; p = 0.010) while being female was found protective of delay; adjOR 0.231, 95% CI 0.08-0.67; p = 0.007). Patient delay was the most significant, frequent and greatest contributor to total delay, and factors associated with delay included being unemployed, low knowledge on TB while being female was found protective of delay.
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dc.subjectIndividual delayen
dc.subjectHealth facility delayen
dc.subjectPulmonary tuberculosisen
dc.subjectHospital set upen
dc.subjectQuality of careen
dc.subjectRA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicineen
dc.titleDelays in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients seeking care at a regional referral hospital, Uganda : a cross sectional studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Infection and Global Health Divisionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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