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Factors associated with health education delivery by rural doctors for tuberculosis patients in Shandong Province, China


  • Shi, Lizheng
  • Liu, Jinan
  • Xu, Lingzhong


Objective We examined the factors influencing tuberculosis (TB) health education delivery by rural doctors in Shandong, China.Methods Thirty-six townships were selected using stratified-cluster sampling in Shandong. A self-reported questionnaire was administered to rural doctors during October and November, 2007. We used univariate tests and logistic regression to detect differences between rural doctors who self-reported health education delivery and the other.Results Eighty-three percent of 1824 participants reported that they had delivered TB health education. The univariate analyses showed health education delivery was significantly associated with age, education, specialty, technical title, tuberculosis training, whether the knowledge acquired in the training met their needs, willingness to receive further training, attitude towards TB patients, familiarity with free treatment policy and financial incentive policy (all p-values

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  • Shi, Lizheng & Liu, Jinan & Xu, Lingzhong, 2010. "Factors associated with health education delivery by rural doctors for tuberculosis patients in Shandong Province, China," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 95(1), pages 57-61, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:95:y:2010:i:1:p:57-61

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    1. Waisbord, Silvio, 2007. "Beyond the medical-informational model: Recasting the role of communication in tuberculosis control," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 65(10), pages 2130-2134, November.
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