Tuberculosis Research and Treatment / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Exploring TB-Related Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour, and Practice among Migrant Workers in Tajikistan

Table 4

Summary of key features from in-depth interviews.

TB patientAge/sexPersons in householdTime spent in Russian Fed. before illnessEmployment abroadIncome abroad (USD/month)Living conditions abroadMedical insurance or benefits abroadWhere TB diagnosedFinancial implications due to TB diseaseNotes

132 years man105 monthsConstruction worker in hospitals~300Shared room with 4-5 personsFree treatment in hospital under constructionTajikistanFamily suffers due to lost income and cost of treatment.Felt sick two times in Russian Federation and returned to Tajikistan for treatment.

225 years man45 yearsLoader in supermarket~660Shared apartment with 8 personsNo insurance, no benefitsTajikistanReturned from Russian Federation after feeling sick (fear of deportation). Now, still infectious after 6-month treatment. Poor hospital conditions.

333 years man2816 yearsSalesman in supermarket~2000Small house with wife and 3 childrenMedical insuranceRussian FederationSpent all money saved during 18 years working and living in Russian Federation.8-month treatment in an expensive private clinic in Russian Federation. On retreatment regimen.

423 years women82 yearsHousemaid~500Shared apartment with 7 personsEarly 2009TajikistanOn retreatment regimen.

532 years man86 yearsUnskilled labourer in private company~580Shared apartment with 4 peopleNo insurance, no benefitsRussian FederationFamily had to sell livestock because of the cost of diagnostics, injections, and ancillary treatment.On retreatment regimen. Poor hospital conditions.

619 years man62 yearsGuard in private construction companyEnough to live and travel back homeShared room with 3-4 persons in the building under constructionNo insurance, no benefitsRussian FederationFamily pays for X-ray examinations and vitamins.Refused hospital treatment because in poor conditions.

718 years man32 yearsPainter in private construction company~250Shared room with 3 persons in the building under constructionNo insurance, no benefitsTajikistanNeeded to borrow money to pay X-ray and sputum examination, vitamin, and hospital.Work of last months not paid because returned to Tajikistan.

843 years man43 yearsEngine fitter in private construction companyEnough to live and send some money homeShared room with 12 personsNo insurance, no benefitsTajikistanHad spent all money earned in Russian Federation on his TB treatment.

927 years man45 yearsUnskilled labourer in private company~800Shared room with 4 persons in the building under constructionNo insurance, no benefitsRussian FederationHad to pay X-ray, vitamin, and other drugs.Diagnosed in Russian Federation, returned because of the expensive treatment there.

1029 years man86 yearsUnskilled labourer in private company~400Barrack shared with 10 personsNo insurance, no benefitsRussian FederationNeeded to borrow money to pay chest X-ray and sputum examination, vitamin, and hospital.Started treatment in Russian Federation, then returned because of the expensive treatment.

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