Table 4

Perceptions toward treatment

TB treatment items

Frequency

Percent


Most important reason why some people delay going to the clinic

They are afraid they will be told they are HIV positive

640

63.0

They are afraid that people will talk about their visit to the clinic

124

12.2

They don't want to cough into the specimen bottle

64

6.3

They are afraid that TB treatment will interfere with their social lives

64

6.3

There are long queues at the clinics

40

3.9

They are afraid they will lose their job/income

35

3.4

They are afraid that TB treatment will be unpleasant and difficult

29

2.9

They first wish to consult a traditional healer

20

2.0

Total

1016

100

Location where most TB patients prefer to take their daily treatment

In the TB hospital where the nurses care of them

400

39.4

In the clinic - they visit the clinic every morning to take their medicine

339

33.4

At home and a DOTS volunteer visits them every day to bring the medicine

167

16.5

At home/work and a family collects their medicine for them

108

10.7

Total

1014

100


Cramm et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:72   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-72

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