Compliance with Antituberculosis Regimens and the Role of Behavioral Interventions

  • Donald E. Morisky
  • Daniel M. Cabrera

Abstract

The history of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States and its most recent resurgence beginning in 1985 has been well documented (Comstock, 1994). Incidence rates had been on the decline since 1950, with a low of 9.1 per 100,000 population during the early 1980s (Wilson, 1990). Between 1985 and 1992, however, the number of cases of TB in the United States increased by 20% (Johnson, 1994). Freudenberg (1994) further notes that as many as 19 million persons in the United States have latent TB that has the possibility of becoming active.

Keywords

Fatigue Europe Transportation Income Tuberculosis 

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  • Donald E. Morisky
    • 1
  • Daniel M. Cabrera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public HealthUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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