Perceptions of HCWs on Barriers and Opportunities to Airborne Infection Control Guideline Implementation

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This study was funded by the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Led by Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, this qualitative, cross-sectional study is assessing healthcare worker (HCW) perceptions about  barriers and facilitators to the uptake of airborne infection control (AIC) guidelines. Further, the study is assessing the potential barriers and opportunities to develop and implement a HCW TB infection risk score that can assess individual risk of TB infection in healthcare settings.

The overall goal is to conduct formative research to inform the design of a TB prevention program, utilizing the HCW TB infection risk score.