Abstract:This research was developed in 1995-1996 in the Oliveira Pombo Health Center (CSOP), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. The aim was to explore factors influencing non-adherence to tuberculosis treatment. Specific objectives were: dynamics of tuberculosis notification and treatment of non-adherence cases at the CSOP; demographic, social, economic, and cultural profiles of clientele (social actors); default reasons that interrupt treatment; and knowledge and perception of the disease. The methodological approach was base… Show more
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