Homeless persons' perception related to preventive therapy for latent tuberculosis infection
AuthorKoepke, Laura Marie
AdvisorMay, Kathleen M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis was a descriptive study of homeless persons' perceptions of factors related to being on preventive therapy for latent tuberculosis infection. Orem's Framework provided the conceptual orientation for the study. Data for the study were from a larger study of a nursing intervention with homeless persons on preventive therapy for tuberculosis. Using content analysis, data from interviews with homeless persons at a Tuberculosis Clinic were subjected to secondary analysis to answer six research questions. Meaningful phrases from the data were developed into themes and then placed into one of nine categories derived from Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Requisites (1991). The findings from this study indicate that there are factors that impede and factors that facilitate maintenance of tuberculosis preventive therapy. In many instances, homeless persons on preventive therapy for tuberculosis experience self-care deficits and benefit from assistance of TB Clinic nurses for the maintenance of systems of therapeutic self-care.
Degree ProgramGraduate College