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Table 2 Participant understanding of LTBI and isoniazid treatment

From: Understanding of latent tuberculosis, its treatment and treatment side effects in immigrant and refugee patients

  Questionnaire 1 Questionnaire 2
  (N = 20a) (N = 46b)
Understanding of LTBI and isoniazid treatment n(%) n(%)
Why are you coming to this clinic?   
 Knew they had LTBI 15 (75.0) 41 (89.1)
 Couldn’t distinguish between TB & LTBI 5 (25.0) 4 (8.7)
 Unsure 0 (0.0) 1 (2.2)
What is TB caused by?   
 Knew it was caused by a transmissible microbe 9 (45.0) 22 (47.8)
 Unsure 11 (55.0) 24 (52.2)
Does this condition make you sick?   
 Yes 0 (0.0) 2 (4.4)
 No 20 (100.0) 44 (95.7)
Can you give this condition to anyone else?   
 Yes 1 (5.0) 1 (2.3)
 No 18 (90.0) 43 (93.5)
 Unsure 1 (5.0) 2 (4.4)
How will taking the tablets help you?   
 Reduce the risk of active TB in the future 19 (95.0) 41 (89.1)
 Unsure 1 (5.0) 5 (10.9)
How many tablets will/do you take a day?   
 Answer same as medication prescribed 14 (70.0) 42 (91.3)
 Answer different to medication prescribed 6 (30.0) 4 (8.7)
Do you know the name of the tablets?   
 Yes 4 (20.0) 15 (32.6)
 No 16 (80.0) 31 (67.4)
How many times a day will/do you take the tablets?  
 Once 16 (80.0) 45 (97.8)
 Three Times 0 (0.0) 1 (2.2)
 Unsure 4 (20.0) 0 (0.0)
How long will you need to take the tablets for?   
 9 months 16 (80.0) 35 (76.1)
 6–9 months 4 (20.0) 7 (15.2)
 6 months 0 (0.0) 3 (6.5)
 Unsure 0 (0.0) 1 (2.2)
How many days of tablets have you missed in the last months?   
 None N/A 25 (54.3)
 1–5 days N/A 17 (37.0)
 5–10 days N/A 4 (8.7)
  1. LTBI = Latent Tuberculosis Infection; TB = Tuberculosis.
  2. a 20 patients started on isoniazid and completed Questionnaire 1.
  3. b 46 patients completed Questionnaire 2.