Conhecimento e atitudes dos familiares de presidiários acerca da tuberculose: estudo descritivo

Anderson Da Silva Rego, Elza Monteiro da Silva, Sonia Silva Marcon, Cremilde Aparecida Trindade Radovanovic
2017 Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing  
Aim: to evaluate the understanding, the attitudes, and the practices of relatives of inmates regarding tuberculosis, and to evaluate the association between their understanding and the socio-demographical characteristics of this population. Method: this is a transversal descriptive study involving 95 family members of inmates. Data collection took place between June and July 2015, in a civil police station in the state of Paraná. Results: the majority of the interviewees (86%) reported that
more » ... had heard about the illness, and 71% showed little understanding regarding tuberculosis. No association was found between understanding the illness and socio-demographical and health conditions. Participants reported feelings of fear and shame in the case of contamination, and a desire to learn more about tuberculosis. Conclusion: the results reinforce the need for educational interventions for the evaluated population.
doi:10.17665/1676-4285.20175436 fatcat:n2gj7sfy4fd4pa6yozfl5cj26e