Outcome of Self Efficacy of Tuberculosis- Infection Prevention Among Patients Recieveing Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Tertiary Hospitals in Ogun State, Nigeria
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Description: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection stands out as the most significant risk factor for tuberculosis. Public health education intervention is effective preventive strategy against tuberculosis infection, improvement of people’s knowledge of self-efficacy of tuberculosis infection risk factors led to a decrease in prevalence rate of the infection. The study was a descriptive survey utilizing 80-item validated questionnaire to collect information on Knowledge of tuberculosis prevention practices among people living with HIV currently enrolled in two facilities providing free comprehensive HIV care and treatment services in Ogun State Nigeria. Percentages, means and standard deviations analyses were conducted at p=0.05 significance level. The age range of participants was 20 to 56 years with a mean ± standard deviation (SD) of 42.73±2.93 years. The finding from the study revealed that there was no significant differences in knowledge of preventive practices of TB among patients (p=2.40±1.65). In other to boost the influence of knowledge of HIV paitients prevention practices towards tuberculosis infection across target population , there is need for more awareness and health education intervention on prevention practices