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dc.contributor.authorKwabla, M P
dc.contributor.authorAmuasi, J H
dc.contributor.authorKrause, G
dc.contributor.authorKlett-Tammen, C J
dc.contributor.authorCastell, S
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-27T12:31:19Z
dc.date.available2022-01-27T12:31:19Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-01
dc.identifier.citationInt J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2021 Dec 1;25(12):982-989. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.21.0190.en_US
dc.identifier.pmid34886927
dc.identifier.doi10.5588/ijtld.21.0190
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/623154
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Case detection is an important part of TB control programmes. In 2007, the TB programme in Ghana join the WHO´s public-private partnership with community medicine outlet operators to increase referral of persons with presumptive TB for laboratory investigation. Information on factors likely to influence referral is scarce in Ghana. We assessed these factors among pharmacists and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine sellers.METHODS: In 2019-2020, we conducted computer-assisted telephone interviews among community pharmacists and OTC medicine sellers in the Eastern Region of Ghana. We used a structured questionnaire and collected data on respondents´ sociodemographics and professional characteristics. We used logistic regression to investigate characteristics associated with self-reported referral of presumptive TB cases.RESULTS: Of all respondents who completed the interviews, 68.7% (321/467) reported having ever referred a presumptive TB case and 72.1% (336/466) had received specific training. Associated factors of presumptive TB referral were having received specific training (OR 2.7, 95% CI 1.5-4.9); performing both dispensing and managerial functions (OR 2.8, 95% CI 1.4-5.5); operating from OTC shop (OR 6.2, 95% CI 1.6-23.4) and the availability of a TB laboratory within walking distance (OR 3.3, 95% CI 1.2-9.5).CONCLUSION: Interviewees largely support TB referral. However, a significant proportion does not follow the strategy closely. We recommend more specific TB training courses.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIngenta connecten_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleReferral of presumptive TB among operators of community medicine outlets.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1815-7920
dc.contributor.departmentHZI,Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH, Inhoffenstr. 7,38124 Braunschweig, Germany.en_US
dc.identifier.journalThe international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_US
dc.source.volume25
dc.source.issue12
dc.source.beginpage982
dc.source.endpage989
dc.source.journaltitleThe international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
dc.source.countryFrance


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