Protecting those who care: The characteristics of occupational Tuberculosis risk in health care workers

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Description: This projects aims 1) to investigate underlying factor structure of risk characteristics, specifically the risk of nosocomial TB transmission in health care facilities; (2) to estimate the effects of work-related determinants and risk characteristics to risk perception; and (3) to compare occupational risk perception of contracting TB with expert risk assessment.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


Nosocomial TB infection remains an urgent public health problem that requires a relentless effort to overcome. In general, healthcare workers (HCWs) have a significantly higher risk of suffering from active and latent TB due to their daily TB occupational exposure. The risk is indeed more severe in high TB burden countries, such as Indonesia. In this research, we aimed; (1) to investigate underlyi...


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