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Namibian nurses experience of patients adherence to the treatment plan: an empirical study of nurses work related to patients diagnosed with multi drug resistant Tuberculosis
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: A low adherence is one of the reasons for the development of drug resistant Tuberculosis. One of the identified factors connected to adherence is the relations between health care personal and patient. Nurses all over the world daily work close to the patient supporting them to achieve a high adherence to their treatment plan. Still there is an underrepresentation in a scientific view of exploring and evaluating this preformed work.

Aim: The aim of this study wad to explore how the Namibian nurses experienced adherence to treatment in patients diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Method: A qualitative research technic was used to collect data. The interview questions were constructed in a semi-structure with partly opened questions. The data was analysed with Graneheim and Lundman (2004) analysis model.

Result: Strategies that was used by the nurses to enable a high adherence was providing information, counselling and education to the patient together with a practical support of delegating DOTS and providing the patient with medicine. There was a divided opinion on how to communicate with the patient depending on the nurse fundamental view of adherence. A doctor centred view resulted in a one way communication by informing the patient. A patient centred view of adherence resulted in a two way communication when the nurse aimed to learn about the patient own point of views. Conclusion: To enable a high adherence there has to be a two way communication which demands high communicational skills from the nurse.

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2015. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
Adherence, communication, knowledge, lifeworld, therapeutic relationship
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9111Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:905278
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Nursing science
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Available from: 2016-02-22 Created: 2016-02-22 Last updated: 2016-03-29Bibliographically approved

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