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How Does Counselling Help in Tuberculosis Management? – Ms. Tan Li Yin
 

How Does Counselling Help in Tuberculosis Management? – Ms. Tan Li Yin

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Source: www.theguardian.com As you browse the newspaper recently, I am sure many are alarmed by the staggering tuberculosis (TB) health statistics reported by
 
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30 Jul 2016 - General
 
Based on a systematic review by Cochrane database published in 2012, the authors concluded that educational or counselling interventions may improve completion of treatment for latent tuberculosis. As would be expected, the magnitude of the benefit is likely to depend on the nature of the intervention, and the reasons for low completion rates in the specific setting. This systematic review included three randomized control trials with a total of 1437 participants. I think it is helpful because t...
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Having Tuberculosis or TB is a large social stigma especially for people here in the Philippines. A lot of people when they learn they have TB do not seek treatment because of this stigma set on by our society. It is a very socially crippling disease. An important counselling point would be to teach the need to get treatment and to teach the rest of society more about the disease. Once the individual undergoes treatment in about two weeks they are not considered contagious. It is a highly treata...
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