Treatment of tuberculosis under the view of the user


  • Ana Angélica Lima Dias
  • Daniela Maria Falcão de Oliveira
  • Ellen Cristine Ramdohr Sobrinho
  • Pedro Fredemir Palha
  • Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo


Tuberculosis, Medication Adherence, Directly Observed Therapy, Treatment Outcome, Nursing.


Clinical-qualitative study aimed at analyzing the experiences of users who completed treatment for tuberculosis in the county of São Carlos-São Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected from February to September 2011, through semi-structured interviews, with 15 users. These were organized according to the content analysis technique, thematic modality. The patients face difficulties in being diagnosed and use different health services; they suffer with the reactions resulting from the treatment, and the supervision of drug intake is seen both as a facilitator for the formation of the link and also as a deterrent to adherence. Assessment researches related to difficulty in establishing the diagnosis and the monitoring of the supervised treatment should be made to minimize the barriers to control the disease.





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Dias, A. A. L., Oliveira, D. M. F. de, Sobrinho, E. C. R., Palha, P. F., & Figueiredo, R. M. de. (2013). Treatment of tuberculosis under the view of the user. Rev Rene, 14(6). Retrieved from



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