Self-Study Modules for Effective TB Interviewing
Culture – the variables and life events that contribute
to a person’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors.
Cultural competency – the sensitivity to, and awareness
of, various factors that shape a person’s identity.
Epidemiology – the study of the distribution and causes
of disease and other health problems in different groups of people.
Health beliefs – one’s attitude or understanding of the
cause or cure of an illness or condition.
Joint family – two or more families living in the same household.
Significant other – a person of extreme importance to a
patient, usually a love interest or spouse. Person may live in
the same household or live in another household but spend a great
deal of time with the index patient.