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Improving Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment (1994)

Improving Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment PDF

Table of Contents

Introduction

Basic Assumptions

Getting to Know Your Patient

  • Obtaining Patient Information
  • Working with an Interpreter
  • Assessing Health Needs
  • Assessing Patients' Perceptions about TB

Predicting Patient Adherence

Assessing for Adherence

  • Indirect Methods
  • Direct Methods

Strategies for Improving Adherence

  • Give Directly Observed Therapy
  • Use Incentives and Enablers
  • Educate Your Patient
  • Facilitate Open Discussions
  • Encourage Social Support
  • Individualize Medication Regimen
  • Facilitate Appointment Keeping
  • Provide Comprehensive Services

Problem Solving 

Adherence by Children and Adolescents

  • Strategies for Improving Adherence
  • Adherence by Adolescents

Legal Remedies

  • Patients' Rights and Due Process
  • Progressive Interventions to Ensure Treatment Completion
  • Criteria for Determining the Need for Involuntary Confinement
  • Final Note

A Quick Reference to Strategies for Improving Adherence

References

Appendix

  • Testing for the Presence of TB Drugs or Their Metabolites in Urine
  • How to Test Urine for INH and Its Metabolites by Using Bacto INH Test Strips
  • References

Please refer to the electronic PDF version and/or the original paper copy for the graphics, figures, and tables.

 


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - http://www.cdc.gov/tb

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