Barriers and delays in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment services: does gender matter

Post Date: 
2014-04-28
Publication: 
Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
Summary: 

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global public health problem with known gender-related disparities. We reviewed the quantitative evidence for gender-related differences in accessing TB services from symptom onset to treatment initiation.


 


Methods: Following a systematic review process, we: searched 12 electronic databases; included quantitative studies assessing gender differences in accessing TB diagnostic and treatment services; abstracted data; and assessed study validity. We defined barriers and delays at the individual and provider/system levels using a conceptual framework of the TB care continuum and examined gender-related differences. 

Citation: 
Yang W-T, Gounder CR, AkandeT, De Neve J-W, McIntire K, Chandrasekhar A, de Lima Pereira A, Gummadi N, Samanta S, Gupta A. Barriers and delays in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment services: does gender matter. Tuberc Res Treat. 2014; doi:10.1155/2014/461935. PMID: 24876956
Collaborators: 


  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

  • Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Hyderabad, India

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India