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Predictors of adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in high-risk Latino adolescents: a behavioral epidemiological analysis

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  • Hovell, Melbourne
  • Blumberg, Elaine
  • Gil-Trejo, Laura
  • Vera, Alicia
  • Kelley, Norma
  • Sipan, Carol
  • Hofstetter, C. Richard
  • Marshall, Sandra
  • Berg, Jill
  • Friedman, Lawrence
  • Catanzaro, Antonino
  • Moser, Kathleen
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    Abstract

    The objective was to test whether theoretical variables predict adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in high-risk Latino adolescents. 286 Latino adolescents, age 13-18 years, were recruited from 10 middle/high schools in San Diego County, San Diego, USA. Participants completed a baseline interview and up to 9 monthly interviews. The cumulative number of pills consumed in 9 months was regressed on 16 independent variables, entered hierarchically in seven blocks. The final model accounted for 25% of the variance in adherence to isoniazid (INH), F (16, 230)=4.69, p

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 56 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 8 (April)
    Pages: 1789-1796

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:56:y:2003:i:8:p:1789-1796

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    Keywords: Adolescents Latino Medication adherence Predictors Tuberculosis--latent USA;

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