Prevalence of psychological distress and associated factors in tuberculosis patients in public primary care clinics in South Africa Full Text
BMC Psychiatry, 08/01/2012
Peltzer K et al. – The study found high rates of psychological distress among tuberculosis patients. Improved training of providers in screening for psychological distress, appropriate referral to relevant health practitioners and providing comprehensive treatment for patients with tuberculosis who are co–infected with HIV is essential to improve their health outcomes. It is also important that structural interventions are promoted in order to improve the financial status of this group of patients.