Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Nurses’ Safety in Caring for Tuberculosis Patients at a Teaching Hospital in South West Nigeria

Table 2

Showing the themes and initial categories derived from the data.


Challenges of nursesConcern for safety when working with patients
Years working with patients
Knowledge of MDR-TB
Perception of MDR-TB
Ways through which nurses might get exposed to TB at the workplace
Activities that constitute TB exposure
Measures for protection from TB at work
Knowledge of whom the nurses fear might get infected if they contract TB
Perceived effects of nurses’ fear of the care of patients
Perceived challenges of the nurses

Roles of nurses in supporting treatmentGiving health talks to patients concerning the effect of noncompliance with the medication regimen
Follow-up and tracing of patients that fail to come for medications
Teaching on ways of preventing the spread of TB in their homes and communities
Methods of supporting treatment of the patients

Strategies to overcome challengesPerception of whether the hospital is doing enough to prevent the spread of TB
Perception of if HIV and TB patients should be separated on the wards
Policies that protect nurses from exposure to TB at work
Strategies to overcome nurses’ challenges

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