SETTING: The Chine community in Angamarca parish, Cotopaxi Province, in the Ecuadorian Andes. OBJECTIVE: To relate the DOTS strategy to the world view of the indigenous community in the diagnosis and treatment of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study involving all inhabitants of Chine. RESULTS: Aspects of the community's world view were considered in the community-based application of DOTS. A cure rate of 100% was attained, with 0% defaulting from treatment. CONCLUSION: The results obtained indicate that involving the world view of the community in the management of tuberculosis has several advantages. © 2009 The Union.
|Journal||International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
- Pulmonary TB
- World view