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dc.contributor.advisor Kekana, M. P.
dc.contributor.advisor Matlala, S. F. Maako, Mahomolela Windvoel 2020-11-02T13:49:05Z 2020-11-02T13:49:05Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the challenges faced by health care workers caring for patients diagnosed with Tuberculosis at Tertiary 1 Military Hospital, Gauteng Province, South Africa. The quantitative research study was conducted and data was collected from 56 respondents who participated in this study conducted at Tertiary 1 Military Hospital, Gauteng Province, South Africa. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data from the respondents through a self-administered questionnaire. Data was then analysed using statistical STATISTICA 7, Software SPSS 23, as well as Microsoft Excel for presentation of tables and graphs. Respondents consisted of 59% females, compared to 41% of males. Majority of respondents (76.4%) were between the ages of 23-32. Respondents who were single were 66% compared to 32.1% married and 1.8% widowed. The findings of this study indicates that the health care workers, work in challenging environment with a lack of resources and need to be supported, as they experience more negative than positive experiences whilst caring for patients diagnosed with TB, further, revealed that, the health care workers did not get support from management. The analysis of the data has shown that management seemed not to understand fully what health care workers at grass-roots level are experiencing. Furthermore, findings of this research revealed that health care workers have never received any formal training on management of patients diagnosed with TB, wherein at times they have questions they have to ask their colleagues/friends, which at times they felt frustrated, the findings of this study furthermore revealed the lack of in-service training. The study concluded that, the respondents fears contracting TB from patients diagnosed of TB: there is compromised TB infection control measures, such as failure to wear protective masks (N95), and lack of adequate resources was also revealed by several respondents. The general findings of this research demonstrate that there should be adequate resources allocated to healthcare workers caring for TB, there should also be an initiatives to establish the health care worker‟s training regarding TB management and regular in-service training especially on TB management. This was also demonstrated in the study conducted by Chung et al, 2005, on the experiences of nurses while caring for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) patients, the findings revealed a variety of emotions that were experienced, whereby, health care workers considered themselves vulnerable and at risk of contracting the disease themselves especially airborne diseases. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 94 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Health care workers en_US
dc.subject Tuberculosis patients en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Patients -- South Africa -- Gauteng Province en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- South Africa -- Gauteng Province en_US
dc.title Challenges faced by health care workers caring for patients with tuberculosis at Tertiary 1 Military Hospital, Thabatswane, Gauteng Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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