Lord, C.; Eldemire-Shearer, Denise A.; Paul, Tomlin J.; Holder-Nevins, Desmalee; Lord, L.; Barton-Forbes, Michelle
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Knowledge levels of tuberculosis, why is it so important today? [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
54 Suppl. 2
Objective: To determine knowledge, attitude and perceived risk with regards to the transmission, symptoms and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in the Jamaican population of Kingston and St. Andrew and persons diagnosed with TB. Method: Telephone interviews were conducted with 228 adult residents systematically selected (1 in 25) from the Cable and Wireless 2004 telephone directory and a convenience sample of 35 persons with TB attending the National Chest Hospital. The Health Belief Model which explains the relationship between peoples' perception and health behaviour was used to evaluate attitudes and perceived risk to TB.....