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Soofi K. Outcome of patients with tuberculosis and its related factors in Iranshahr during 2005-2014. 3. 2016; 3 (3) :7-1
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-180-en.html

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Introduction:Tuberculosis is one of the most significant public health problems. In this paper, the treatment outcome of TB patients referred to Faculty of Medical Sciences and Health Services of Iranshahr, for the evaluation of the treatment strategies efficacy was studied. Methods: This study was a retrospective cross-sectional and the data were collected through census method. Descriptive analysis was used for qualitative and quantitative variables and chi-square tests, t-test, and logistic regression were used for other comparisons. Results: In this study, 1621 patients were investigated that 49.7% of them were male and the rest were female. Bivariate analysis between gender, age, weight, disease type, sputum smear result (beginning, second month, fourth month, and end of the therapy), residing in prison, new case, nationality, and HIV infection showed statistically no significant relationship with the treatment outcome. According to logistic regression analysis, the relationship between smear result of the patients at the end of the second month and treatment outcome was not significant, but there was a statistically significant relationship between the results of two months after maintenance treatment beginning and the treatment outcome. Conclusion: Short-term standard treatment strategy under direct supervision, treatment monitoring, ensuring treatment compliance, following-up treatment of travelers and migrants, and proper nutrition would be effective to achieve optimal outcome. Key words: Tuberculosis, Treatment outcome, Iranshahr Key words: Tuberculosis, Treatment outcome, Iranshahr
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/6 | Accepted: 2017/05/6 | Published: 2017/05/6

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