Study of Health Personnel and the Assistance to Patients With Tuberculosis in Hospital Environment
The purpose of this study is to evaluate in hospital environment the knowledge of the health care professionals about fundamental concepts on tuberculosis and the accomplishment to respiratory isolation practices for patients with pulmonary tuberculosis hospitalized in a public hospital in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
Health Care Professionals
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Health Personnel and the Control of Tuberculosis in a Hospital Environment|
|Study Start Date:||January 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2006|
A cross-sectional study of health care professionals using a study instrument with questions to evaluate the knowledge of basic concepts about tuberculosis. A retrospective study reviewing medical records of patients with suspected tuberculosis hospitalized in the units of Adult and Pediatric Clinics and in the Critical Care Unit in a general hospital in Fortaleza-CE.
|Hospital Geral Dr. Waldemar Alcântara|
|Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, 60840-040|
|Principal Investigator:||Roberto J Pires Neto||Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC|