Tuberculosis treatment outcomes in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality.

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JULY, 2016
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Research has shown that mineral mining is a high risk for tuberculosis morbidity and mortality. It is against this background that this study was conducted at Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality, which is a busy mining community. This study was conducted to examine the pattern of tuberculosis prevalence and treatment outcome in the municipality. Special attention was given to the TB treatment outcome among persons involved with illegal mining activities in the municipality. A retrospective study was conducted in Tarkwa, a mining community in the Western Region of Ghana. There are six TB treatment centers in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality. The various institutional TB registers in the six TB treatment centers and the district TB register were used as the source data. A data collection tool was developed, guided by the study objectives and used to extract relevant information on each TB patient from the source data. All 510 registrants from 2011 to 2013 were enrolled. The data collected was entered into SPSS® statistics 21 version and analysed.
A thesis submitted to the Department of Clinical and Social Pharmacy of the College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of Masters of Clinical Pharmacy.