Published in: مجله بین المللی کودکان، دوره: 5، شماره: 5
COI code: JR_INJPM-5-5_007
Paper Language: English
How to Download This Paper
For Downloading the Fulltext of CIVILICA papers please visit the orginal Persian Section of website.
Authors Evaluation of Active Case Finding (ACF) of Tuberculosis in Slums Population in North of IranReza Hoseinpoor - Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Manoochehr Karami - Research Center for Health Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran AND Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Younes Mohammadi - Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Alireza Soltanian - Modeling of Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Abstract:Background At present of the limitation of the current case finding strategies and the global urgency to improve tuberculosis (TB) case finding, a renewed interest in active case finding (ACF) has risen. World Health Organization (WHO) calls for research on TB screening among low-income countries because of the limitation of the passive case finding strategies. We aimed to evaluated Active Case Finding strategy for TB among the slums population in North of Iran (Gorgan city) and comprise this procedure to Passive Case Finding. Materials and Methods We conducted a house-to-house survey from April 2016 to July 2016 by trained health volunteers for TB in ten urban slums of Gorgan. Individuals with TB symptoms were identified through targeted screening using a standardized questionnaire and investigated further for TB. Descriptive analyses were performed using Stata-12. Results During study period, of 22,741 individuals screened for TB, 112 (0.49%) were identified as TB suspects; 95 suspects were evaluated for TB. TB was diagnosed in four individuals, representing 4.2% of those evaluated for TB as suspected cases. The incidence rate of tuberculosis was 17.5 in 100.000 people in slums population of Gorgan. Of the four detected cases, three individuals had pulmonary TB that among them two cases had new smear-positive TB. Conclusion ACF could supplement current strategies to yield additional TB cases, lead to early diagnosis and better treatment.
Keywords:Active Case Finding, Diagnosis, Iran, Smear-positive, Tuberculosis
COI code: JR_INJPM-5-5_007
how to cite to this paper:If you want to refer to this article in your research, you can easily use the following in the resources and references section:
Hoseinpoor, Reza; Manoochehr Karami; Younes Mohammadi & Alireza Soltanian, 2017, Evaluation of Active Case Finding (ACF) of Tuberculosis in Slums Population in North of Iran, International Journal of Pediatrics 5 (5), https://www.civilica.com/Paper-JR_INJPM-JR_INJPM-5-5_007.htmlInside the text, wherever referred to or an achievement of this article is mentioned, after mentioning the article, inside the parental, the following specifications are written.
First Time: (Hoseinpoor, Reza; Manoochehr Karami; Younes Mohammadi & Alireza Soltanian, 2017)
Second and more: (Hoseinpoor; Karami; Mohammadi & Soltanian, 2017)
For a complete overview of how to citation please review the following CIVILICA Guide (Citation)
The University/Research Center Information:
Type: Medical University
Paper No.: 2223
in University Ranking and Scientometrics the Iranian universities and research centers are evaluated based on scientific papers.
Research Info Management
Export Citation info of this paper to research management softwares
New Related Papers
- A Review of Neck Circumference As a Potent Anthropometric Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
- Calculation of lateral velocity estimation and error discrimination for railway wheelset to avoid sliding
- Numerical investigation of vertical and horizontal baffle effects on liquid sloshing in a rectangular tank using an improved incompressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics method
- Experimental analysis of shock waves turbulence in contractions with rectangular sections
- Favorable Plug Shape of an Aerospike Nozzle in Design, Over and Under Expansion Conditions
The Above articles are recently indexed in the related subjects
Iran Scientific Advertisment Netword
Share this paper
WHAT IS COI?
COI is a national code dedicated to all Iranian Conference and Journal Papers. the COI of each paper can be verified online.