Factors that influence the utilisation of ototoxicity monitoring services for patients on treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Rogers, Christine en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Ramma, Lebogang en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Nhokwara, Primrose Tinashe en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T11:40:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T11:40:20Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Nhokwara, P. 2015. Factors that influence the utilisation of ototoxicity monitoring services for patients on treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15683
dc.description.abstract Multi-drug resistance is increasingly becoming a challenge to tuberculosis control programmes globally. Treatment of multi-drug resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) includes aminoglycoside antibiotics which are known to cause hearing loss. Ototoxicity monitoring services are often provided to patients undergoing treatment for MDR-TB for early detection of ototoxic hearing loss to facilitate alerting the patients and relevant medical staff about the presence and progression of any hearing loss. Previously, models of managing patients with MDR-TB required mandatory hospitalization for at least 6 months. This made it relatively easy to monitor the hearing status of patients during their stay in the hospital. However, with recent introduction of policy guidelines that support management of patients with MDR-TB on an outpatients basis, ototoxicity monitoring for these patients will need to be reorganized to align with the new policy guidelines. The extent of the uptake of these services when patients are accessing them as outpatients is however, unknown. This study therefore aimed to describe the patterns of utilisation and explore the barriers and factors that facilitate the use of ototoxicity monitoring services when provided on an outpatient basis in the Cape Town Metropolitan area, Western Cape, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Audiology en_ZA
dc.subject.other adherence en_ZA
dc.subject.other exploratory survey en_ZA
dc.subject.other MDR-TB en_ZA
dc.subject.other ototoxicity monitoring en_ZA
dc.subject.other service utilisation en_ZA
dc.subject.other tuberculosis en_ZA
dc.title Factors that influence the utilisation of ototoxicity monitoring services for patients on treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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