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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2015, 19(12): 1040-1048 Back to browse issues page
Factors associated with treatment failure in patients with Tuberculosis in Khuzestan province during 2006-2014
SA Mousavi1, M Fararoei 2, J Hasanzadeh3, AA Feghhhi1, HR Tabatabai1
1- Department of Epidemiology, School of Health and Nutrition, Shiraz University of Medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
2- HIV Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran , fararooei@gmail.com
3- Health Vice-chancellor, Ahvaz University of Medical sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background & aim: Tuberculosis is one of the oldest human diseases which still causes millions of deaths and impairments in human population. Treatment failure is one of the most important indices in evaluation of tuberculosis control and treatment programs. This study is done to find related factors to tuberculosis treatment failure in Khoozestan province from 2005 to 2012. Methods: This is a historical cohort study on all tuberculosis cases registered from 2005- 2012. Data on demographic and clinical status of the patients was collected, checked and prepared for analysis. Logistic regression was used to analysis the data. Results:Being older (p=0.03), heavier (p=0.01), and being male (p=0.03) came with higher risk of treatment failure. Also misdiagnosis of the disease and delay in starting treatment were significantly associated with treatment failure (p=03). Conclusion: Faster and better diagnosis is the most effective factors to prevent failure in treatment of tuberculosis.
Keywords: Tuberculosis treatment failure, Delay in treatment, Misdiagnosis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/03/2 | Accepted: 2015/03/2 | Published: 2015/03/2
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Mousavi S, Fararoei M, Hasanzadeh J, Feghhhi A, Tabatabai H. Factors associated with treatment failure in patients with Tuberculosis in Khuzestan province during 2006-2014. Armaghane danesh. 2015; 19 (12) :1040-1048
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