Tuberculosis control: managers' work in question

  • Elicarlos Marques Nunes Teaching at the Department of Nursing of the Integrated Faculty of Patos, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Tânia Maria Ribeiro Monteiro de Figueiredo Teaching at the Postgraduate Program in Public Health at the State University of Paraiba, Campina Grande (PB), Brazil.
  • Maria Aparecida Alves Cardoso Teaching at the Department of Pharmacy of the State University of Paraiba - Campina Grande/PB/Brazil.
  • Fernanda Darline Tavares de Luna Care Nurse of the Family Health Strategy - Guarabira/PB/Brazil.
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Mayrla Lima Pinto Master in Public Health at the State University of Paraiba - Campina Grande/PB/Brazil.
  • Anne Milane Formiga Bezerra Nurse in a Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Kévia Katiúcia Santos Bezerra Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher training center, Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Mirelly Aristoteles Pereira Nurse in a Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Roberta Amador Abreu Nurse in a Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Wilma Kátia Trigueiro Bezerra Nurse in a Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Paulista, PB, Brazil.
  • Ariane Rocha Gonçalves

Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculosis is a re-emerging disease in developed countries, and keeps high prevalence in developing nations. Currently still remains as a public health problem unsolved and a challenge to be faced.

Objective: Evaluating the difficulties and ease in compliance with Supervised Treatment for Tuberculosis from the perspective of managers who act in the control of tuberculosis in priority cities in Paraiba by the National Program for Tuberculosis Control.

Method: An evaluative study of qualitative approach, whose sample was composed of six managers. Data were collected through interviews with semi-structured instrument; and processed by the analysis technique of speech of Bardin.

Results: Management, lack of working condition, the disengagement of patients to adhere to supervised treatment and the resistance of professionals to put into practice the supervised treatment have been the main difficulties encountered.

Conclusion: Being the most significant difficulties than the ease, tuberculosis control actions are limited and do not produce satisfactory results. There was perceived need to strengthen management and involvement of the subjects to fight the disease.
Published
Jul 9, 2015
How to Cite
NUNES, Elicarlos Marques et al. Tuberculosis control: managers' work in question. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1218>. Date accessed: 18 aug. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1761.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Health Services; Organization; Management; Tuberculosis

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