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postgraduate thesis: A health education program for tuberculosis patients

TitleA health education program for tuberculosis patients
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tse, C. [謝智瑩]. (2012). A health education program for tuberculosis patients. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4833926
AbstractAlthough effective anti-tuberculosis agents have been available for over thirty years, tuberculosis (TB) is still a global health concern and the incident rate in Hong Kong remains high. Directly Observed Therapy, Short-course (DOTS) strategy, in combination with patient education are proved to be more effective in reducing TB incidence than the DOTS strategy alone. However, there is a lack of evidence based protocol to guide nurses through the implementation of health education for TB patients. This dissertation is a translational nursing research aims at developing an evidence-based health education guideline for nurses to deliver health education to TB patients to improve treatment adherence. The objectives are to gather evidence on the effectiveness of nursing health education in promoting treatment adherence among TB patients, conduct quality assessment of the reviewed articles, develop evidence-based health education protocol for TB patients, assess the implementation potential of the innovation and discuss its implementation and evaluation plan. In this dissertation, a systematic review of 8 relevant and up-to-date research papers was performed and a guideline was then generated based on the extracted data. The guideline consists of 3 components: effective individual health education, essential elements for health education booklet and training for nurses. The implementation potential of the guideline is considered to be high while the implementation and evaluation plan of the guideline are also discussed. With the implementation of the evidence-based protocol on TB health education, the treatment adherence of the TB patients is expected to be increased.
DegreeMaster of Nursing
SubjectTuberculosis - Patients - Rehabilitation.
Evidence-based nursing.
Dept/ProgramNursing Studies

 

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dc.contributor.authorTse, Chi-ying-
dc.contributor.author謝智瑩-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationTse, C. [謝智瑩]. (2012). A health education program for tuberculosis patients. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4833926-
dc.description.abstractAlthough effective anti-tuberculosis agents have been available for over thirty years, tuberculosis (TB) is still a global health concern and the incident rate in Hong Kong remains high. Directly Observed Therapy, Short-course (DOTS) strategy, in combination with patient education are proved to be more effective in reducing TB incidence than the DOTS strategy alone. However, there is a lack of evidence based protocol to guide nurses through the implementation of health education for TB patients. This dissertation is a translational nursing research aims at developing an evidence-based health education guideline for nurses to deliver health education to TB patients to improve treatment adherence. The objectives are to gather evidence on the effectiveness of nursing health education in promoting treatment adherence among TB patients, conduct quality assessment of the reviewed articles, develop evidence-based health education protocol for TB patients, assess the implementation potential of the innovation and discuss its implementation and evaluation plan. In this dissertation, a systematic review of 8 relevant and up-to-date research papers was performed and a guideline was then generated based on the extracted data. The guideline consists of 3 components: effective individual health education, essential elements for health education booklet and training for nurses. The implementation potential of the guideline is considered to be high while the implementation and evaluation plan of the guideline are also discussed. With the implementation of the evidence-based protocol on TB health education, the treatment adherence of the TB patients is expected to be increased.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B4833926X-
dc.subject.lcshTuberculosis - Patients - Rehabilitation.-
dc.subject.lcshEvidence-based nursing.-
dc.titleA health education program for tuberculosis patients-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4833926-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Nursing-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineNursing Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4833926-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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