The timely diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis is an important public health problem in both developed and developing nations.
In the United States, migrant farmworkers are estimated to be about six times more likely than other employed adults to develop tuberculosis.
The purpose of this study was to investigate explanatory models of tuberculosis among Mexican migrant farmworkers working in western New York state.
In-depth interviews were conducted with 26 farmworkers using an open-ended question format.
All interviews were conducted in migrant camps and were audio-taped, translated and transcribed by the researcher.
Data analysis was performed using Glaser and Strauss'grounded theory method of analysis which involves continuous and simultaneous data collection, coding, and analysis.
Study participants included 21 males and 5 females ranging in age from 18 to 65.
Respondents had worked as migrant farmworkers an average of 10 years and had an average of five years of schooling.
Two-thirds of the participants had previously attended a tuberculosis education program, and four had received treatment for tuberculosis infection in the past.
Farmworkers'explanations of tuberculosis etiology, severity, symptoms, prevention, treatment, and social significance are described as well as their beliefs about tuberculosis skin testing and the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Attitude, Immigrant, Agriculture, Homme, Education santé, Prévention, Milieu culturel, Ethnie, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mexicain
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Attitude, Immigrant, Agriculture, Human, Health education, Prevention, Cultural environment, Ethnic group, New York, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0384514
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.