Factors associated with medication adherence among tuberculosis patients in Timor-Leste

Dos Reis, Juliao (2016) Factors associated with medication adherence among tuberculosis patients in Timor-Leste. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigated medication adherence among people living with tuberculosis in Timor Leste. Suboptimal adherence was commonly reported, and was influenced by service inaccessibility, family poverty, patients' absence of disease symptoms and misperception of recovery, untreated depression and a popular cultural belief that luck or chance determines health outcomes. The study has implications for improving health literacy and counselling programs to achieve effective adherence to medication and good health outcomes.

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ID Code: 94662
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Hou, Janet & Dunne, Michael
Keywords: adherence, adherence knowledge, medication adherence, social stigma, traditional healer, Timor-Leste, tuberculosis
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Apr 2016 00:54
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 00:54

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