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dc.contributor.authorChen, Wei
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yang
dc.contributor.authorYang, Haiqin
dc.contributor.authorEhiri, John
dc.contributor.authorChen, Zaiping
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ying
dc.contributor.authorWang, Mei
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shili
dc.contributor.authorTang, He
dc.contributor.authorLi, Ying
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-02T19:28:52Z
dc.date.available2017-03-02T19:28:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-26
dc.identifier.citationIs tuberculosis health education reaching the public in China? A cross-sectional survey in Guizhou Province 2016, 6 (9):e013534 BMJ Openen
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013534
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/622706
dc.description.abstractBackground: Knowledge about tuberculosis (TB) is important for TB control, and China's national TB control guidelines emphasise TB health promotion. A 2010 national TB epidemiology survey showed that the general public had limited knowledge and awareness of TB. Objective: To assess the level of TB knowledge after 5 years of TB health promotion in Guizhou Province, one of the regions with the highest TB burden in China. Design and setting: A community-based, cross-sectional survey of 10 237 residents of Guizhou Province from June to August 2015. Multiple logistic regression models were used to examine factors associated with core TB knowledge and TB health education among respondents. Results: Overall, residents of Guizhou Province had inadequate knowledge of TB. The overall awareness of TB was 41.5%. Less than 30% of respondents were familiar with China's policy of free treatment for TB or knew that the disease could be cured. Factors associated with core TB knowledge included gender, age, ethnicity, education, occupation, region, and having received TB health education. Women, older adults, people employed in non-government institutions, and those living in counties with low TB burdens had little access to TB health education, whereas people with higher education levels had greater access. Respondents' sources of TB knowledge did not necessarily match their preferred channels for delivery of TB health education. Conclusions: Our findings indicate that TB health education should be further strengthened in China and other countries with a high TB burden. TB health education programmes require further formative and implementation research in order to improve programme effectiveness.
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dc.titleIs tuberculosis health education reaching the public in China? A cross-sectional survey in Guizhou Provinceen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Div Hlth Promot Sci, Mel & Enid Zuckerman Coll Publ Hlthen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ Openen
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html.description.abstractBackground: Knowledge about tuberculosis (TB) is important for TB control, and China's national TB control guidelines emphasise TB health promotion. A 2010 national TB epidemiology survey showed that the general public had limited knowledge and awareness of TB. Objective: To assess the level of TB knowledge after 5 years of TB health promotion in Guizhou Province, one of the regions with the highest TB burden in China. Design and setting: A community-based, cross-sectional survey of 10 237 residents of Guizhou Province from June to August 2015. Multiple logistic regression models were used to examine factors associated with core TB knowledge and TB health education among respondents. Results: Overall, residents of Guizhou Province had inadequate knowledge of TB. The overall awareness of TB was 41.5%. Less than 30% of respondents were familiar with China's policy of free treatment for TB or knew that the disease could be cured. Factors associated with core TB knowledge included gender, age, ethnicity, education, occupation, region, and having received TB health education. Women, older adults, people employed in non-government institutions, and those living in counties with low TB burdens had little access to TB health education, whereas people with higher education levels had greater access. Respondents' sources of TB knowledge did not necessarily match their preferred channels for delivery of TB health education. Conclusions: Our findings indicate that TB health education should be further strengthened in China and other countries with a high TB burden. TB health education programmes require further formative and implementation research in order to improve programme effectiveness.


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