The adoption of a new diagnostic technology for tuberculosis in two Brazilian cities from the perspective of patients and healthcare workers: a qualitative study

dc.contributor.authorCamargo Jr, Kenneth R. de
dc.contributor.authorGuedes, Carla R
dc.contributor.authorCaetano, Rosângela
dc.contributor.authorMenezes, Alexandre
dc.contributor.authorTrajman, Anete
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-24T13:01:16Z
dc.date.available2022-08-24T13:01:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractBackground: This article presents the qualitative component linked to a larger study of implementation of the Xpert™ MTB/Rif technology in two Brazilian cities. Despite intrinsic advantages of new health technologies, its introduction can be disruptive to existing routines, and it is thus important to understand how these innovations are perceived by the different groups involved in its regular use. Methods: This study was based on semi-structured interviews with patients, lab technicians, health care workers and managers involved with diagnosis and care of Tuberculosis (TB). The interviews had their content analyzed in order to abstract the different perspectives for the various actors. Results: For patients the changes were not perceived as significant, since their greatest concerns were related to treatment and the stigma associated with TB. The professionals in general welcomed the new technique, which dramatically decreases the workload, time and reliability of diagnosis, in their view. However, we noted difficulties with the concomitant implementation of new IT technology for recording and reporting test results, which negatively impacted the time necessary to get lab diagnosis to physicians. Conclusions: Through this analysis we detected some bottlenecks in the surrounding environment, not necessarily linked to the technology itself but which could hamper considerably its advantages. Keywords: Tuberculosis, Diagnosis, Qualitative research
dc.identifier.citationCamargo Jr. Keneth R. de, Guedes Carla R, Caetano Rosângela, Menezes Alexandre, Trajman Anete. The adoption of a new diagnostic technology for tuberculosis in two Brazilian cities from the perspective of patients and healthcare workers: a qualitative study, 2008 a 2013. BMC Health Services Research [Internet]. 2015: 3827-3838. Doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0941-x.
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0941-x
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.inc.saude.gov.br/handle/123456789/130
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBMC Health Services Research
dc.subjectTuberculosisen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis / diagnosisen
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen
dc.subject.meshQualitative Researchen
dc.subject.meshPatients / psychologyen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshHealth Personnel / psychologyen
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshDiffusion of Innovationen
dc.subject.meshCitiesen
dc.subject.meshBrazilen
dc.subject.meshBiomedical Technologyen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.titleThe adoption of a new diagnostic technology for tuberculosis in two Brazilian cities from the perspective of patients and healthcare workers: a qualitative study
dc.typeArticle
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