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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152409
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adherence to Latent TB Infection Therapy Among Latino Immigrants
Abstract:
Adherence to Latent TB Infection Therapy Among Latino Immigrants
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Ailinger, Rita L., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:George Mason University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Jean B. Moore, PhD, RN
In the U. S. a key component for eliminating TB is treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in high risk persons, such as immigrants.  This  study focused on adherence to LTBI therapy among Latino immigrants.  The self-care action of taking daily medication for nine months is essential to LTBI adherence.  According to Orem, self-care is affected by basic conditioning factors such as gender, age, education, and cultural factors.  In this study of 53 Latino immigrants, basic conditioning factors were examined in relation to adherence to LTBI therapy.  Findings indicated that adherence dropped from 98% in the second month to 72% at nine months and the mean number of months adherent was seven.  Gender, age, education and cultural factors (years in U.S., country of origin, language spoken) were not associated with adherence, however, whether the client knew someone with TB was significantly associated with adherence (F=6.608, p=.013).  The implications of these findings for nursing practice and research are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdherence to Latent TB Infection Therapy Among Latino Immigrantsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152409-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adherence to Latent TB Infection Therapy Among Latino Immigrants</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ailinger, Rita L., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">George Mason University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">railinge@gmu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jean B. Moore, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In the U. S. a key component for eliminating TB is treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in high risk persons, such as immigrants.&nbsp; This&nbsp; study focused on adherence to LTBI therapy among Latino immigrants.&nbsp; The self-care action of taking daily medication for nine months is essential to LTBI adherence.&nbsp; According to Orem, self-care is affected by basic conditioning factors such as gender, age, education, and cultural factors.&nbsp; In this study of 53 Latino immigrants, basic conditioning factors were examined in relation to adherence to LTBI therapy. &nbsp;Findings indicated that adherence dropped from 98% in the second month to 72% at nine months and the mean number of months adherent was seven.&nbsp; Gender, age, education and cultural factors (years in U.S., country of origin, language spoken) were not associated with adherence, however, whether the client knew someone with TB was significantly associated with adherence (F=6.608, p=.013). &nbsp;The implications of these findings for nursing practice and research are discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:35:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:35:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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