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dc.contributor.authorSommerland, N.
dc.contributor.authorWouters, E.
dc.contributor.authorMasquillier, C.
dc.contributor.authorEngelbrecht, M.
dc.contributor.authorKigozi, G.
dc.contributor.authorUebel, K.
dc.contributor.authorJanse van Rensburg, A.
dc.contributor.authorRau, A.
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-24T23:28:26Z
dc.date.available2022-01-24T23:28:26Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationSommerland, N., Wouters, E., Masquillier, C., Engelbrecht, M., Kigozi, G., Uebel, K., ... & Rau, A. (2017). Stigma as a barrier to the use of occupational health units for tuberculosis services in South Africa. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21(11), S75-S80. http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.17.0030en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.17.0030
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1545
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in South Africa, and health care workers (HCWs) are disproportionally affected. The resulting absenteeism strains the already overburdened health system. Although hospital occupational health care units (OHUs) are cost-effective and of crucial importance in tackling the TB epidemic, the fear of being stigmatized by other colleagues might lead HCWs to avoid using OHUs. To investigate whether the perception of TB stigma among colleagues has a negative effect on the willingness to use OHUs for TB services. In the Free State Province, South Africa, a representative sample of 804 HCWs from six hospitals were surveyed on workplace stigma as a predictor for the use of OHUs for TB services. Applying structural equation modelling, we also controlled for exogenous variables.en_US
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dc.publisherThe International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen_US
dc.subjectHealth care workersen_US
dc.subjectTBen_US
dc.subjectDiscriminationen_US
dc.titleStigma as a barrier to the use of occupational health units for tuberculosis services in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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