Delay in diagnosis among sputum smear positive tuberculosis patients in Kuching, Sarawak

Deburra, Peak Ngadan. (2012) Delay in diagnosis among sputum smear positive tuberculosis patients in Kuching, Sarawak. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a global problem, and the incidence of TB in Malaysia has been above the target of less than 40 per 100,000 population since the past 15 years (1995-2010). TB control strategies have been implemented and strengthened including directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS), BCG vaccination, early detection, treatment and contact tracing. However, the challenge remains in early diagnosis and prompt treatment, contributed by an increase in patient delay duration and health system delay duration. This research study used a cross-sectional survey toexamine the rate of delay duration in diagnosing sputum smear positive pulmonary TB (PTB) patients in Sarawak.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tuberculosis Case studies, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2016 01:14
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 01:14
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14133

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