Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 25th, 2005
In a recent report, researchers in Peru conducted a study to "identify factors that predict noncompliance with tuberculosis treatment in the province of Ica, Peru. Between 1998 and 2000 a case-control study (1:1 ratio) was conducted in the province of Ica, with 55 cases (persons who dropped out of treatment) being identified.
"The factors evaluated were chosen from Lalonde's model of the field of health. The respective odds ratios were calculated by means of univariate analysis and multivariate analysis."
"The following factors were...
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