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Patients’ perception of the seriousness of TB scourge in Enugu state, Nigeria and the knowledge of who may be at risk: a cross-sectional and exploratory study

Ogbonnia Godfrey Ochonma, Charles Ugwoke Eze, Soludo Barthlomew Eze, Ijeoma Onyiyechi Maduakolam.

Abstract
Ogbonnia G. Ochonma1 Charles U. Eze2 Ijeoma Mduakolam3 Soludo B. Eze1

Author affiliations
1. Department of Health Administration and Management, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.
2. Department of Medical Radiography and Radiological sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.
3. Department of Nursing Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus.

Corresponding Author: Ogbonnia G. Ochonma godoch002@yahoo.com

SUMMARY

OBJECTIVE:
To understand patients’ perception of the seriousness of TB and who may be at risk of contracting the disease in Enugu metropolis, Nigeria.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
This is a cross-sectional study and involved the use of questionnaire in information collection from the respondents on their perception of the seriousness of TB and who may be at risk of contracting the disease in Enugu metropolis. Systematic sampling method was used in patient selection for the study at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) DOTS centre (old site).
RESULTS:
A total of one hundred and twenty five respondents were interviewed. Those below (

Key words: Tuberculosis, patient perception, seriousness, risk factors, Enugu.



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