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Tuberculosis infection control measures in health care facilities offering tb services in Ikeja local government area, Lagos, South West, Nigeria

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2016
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Title
Tuberculosis infection control measures in health care facilities offering tb services in Ikeja local government area, Lagos, South West, Nigeria
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1453-y
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Authors

Y. A. Kuyinu, A. S. Mohammed, O. O. Adeyeye, B. A. Odugbemi, O. O. Goodman, O. O. Odusanya

Abstract

Tuberculosis infection among health care workers is capable of worsening the existing health human resource problems of low - and middle-income countries. Tuberculosis infection control is often weakly implemented in these parts of the world therefore, understanding the reasons for poor implementation of tuberculosis infection control guidelines are important. This study was aimed at assessing tuberculosis infection control practices and barriers to its implementation in Ikeja, Nigeria. A cross-sectional study in 20 tuberculosis care facilities (16 public and 4 private) in Ikeja, Lagos was conducted. The study included a facility survey to assess the availability of tuberculosis infection control guidelines, the adequacy of facilities to prevent transmission of tuberculosis and observations of practices to assess the implementation of tuberculosis infection control guidelines. Four focus group discussions were carried out to highlight HCWs' perceptions on tuberculosis infection control guidelines and barriers to its implementation. The observational study showed that none of the clinics had a tuberculosis infection control plan. No clinic was consistently screening patients for cough. Twelve facilities (60 %) consistently provided masks to patients who were coughing. Ventilation in the waiting areas was assessed to be adequate in 60 % of the clinics while four clinics (20 %) possessed N-95 respirators. Findings from the focus group discussions showed weak managerial support, poor funding, under-staffing, lack of space and not wanting to be seen as stigmatizing against tuberculosis patients as barriers that hindered the implementation of TB infection control measures. Tuberculosis infection control measures were not adequately implemented in health facilities in Ikeja, Nigeria. A multi-pronged approach is required to address the identified barriers to the implementation of tuberculosis infection control guidelines.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 138 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 26%
Researcher 17 12%
Student > Postgraduate 16 12%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 4%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 28 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 19%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 2%
Other 14 10%
Unknown 34 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 March 2016.
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#3,197,249
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,354
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#116,041
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#39
of 87 outputs
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