Tuberculosis control: managers' work in question
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.
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