Journal of Community Health

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 29–57

Tuberculosis: A health education imperative returns

  • George L. WhiteJr.
  • Beth Hogan Henthorne
  • S. Eugene Barnes
  • Jay T. Segarra
Articles

Abstract

The ominous resurgence of tuberculosis after many years of containment necessitates a review of the various factors responsible. An intense collaborative effort is needed to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences of the new epidemic. To provide a basis for health education recommendations, the factors contributing to the resurgence of tuberculosis, the nature of the current epidemic, and past health education efforts are reviewed. Further, an expanded Health Belief Model is offered as a foundation to guide educational campaigns.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George L. WhiteJr.
    • 1
  • Beth Hogan Henthorne
    • 2
  • S. Eugene Barnes
    • 3
  • Jay T. Segarra
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Community HealthUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburg
  2. 2.Owner of Practice InnovationsHattiesburg
  3. 3.Dept. of HPELS, College of EducationThe University of South AlabamaMobile
  4. 4.Pulmonary Section, Department of Medicine at Kessler Medical CenterKeesler Air Force Base

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