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Tuberculosis inside of families: study about their knowledge, attitudes and stigma regarding disease

Grant number: 11/16717-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Public Health Nursing
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio
Grantee:Marcela Paschoal Popolin
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


There is a consensus in the health sector about the importance of families in the management of health care. In the context of tuberculosis (TB), the inclusion of families in TB care represents a source of stimulation for TB patients and the possibility of elaborating a new horizon of life by themselves. The authors proposed to assess the knowledge, attitudes and stigma regarding TB in families of patients with this disease in municipality of Ribeirao Preto. The study is a descriptive epidemiologic study. The sample of study consisted of families of TB patients diagnosed among January 1 to July 31, 2011. A questionnaire will be pre-tested and validated by authors; it contains open and closed questions. The questions were structured in sequential order and it grouped according to the dependent variables under study. The tool of research contains a section of individual characterization of subjects, clinical and epidemiological information of patients, knowledge of families about disease and a section with scale of attitudes and stigma regarding TB. In the analysis of closed questions, the researchers will be applied to logistic regression, chi-square test for comparison of frequencies and Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA). For open questions, the authors will be applied Thematic Content Analyze. The study can contribute to the innovation of TB care and involvement of families in this care. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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ISABELA MOREIRA DE FREITAS; MARCELA PASCHOAL POPOLIN; MICHELLE MOSNA TOUSO; MELLINA YAMAMURA; LUDMILA BARBOSA BANDEIRA RODRIGUES; MARCELINO SANTOS NETO; JULIANE DE ALMEIDA CRISPIM; RICARDO ALEXANDRE ARCÊNCIO. Fatores associados ao conhecimento sobre tuberculose e atitudes das famílias de pacientes com a doença em Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo. Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, v. 18, n. 2, p. 326-340, . (11/16717-6, 11/19786-9)
Academic Publications
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POPOLIN, Marcela Paschoal. Tuberculosis in the families: an analysis about knowledge, attitudes and social stigma related to the disease. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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