Effective TB Interviewing for Contact Investigation: Self-Study Modules
Culture – the variables and life events that contribute to a person’s beliefs, values, attitudes, and behaviors.
Cultural competency – the sensitivity to, and awareness of, various factors that shape a person’s identity.
Epidemiology – the study of the distribution and causes of disease and other health problems in different groups of people.
Health beliefs – one’s attitude or understanding of the cause or cure of an illness or condition.
Joint family – two or more families living in the same household.
Significant other – a person of extreme importance to a patient, usually a love interest or spouse. Person may live in the same household or live in another household but spend a great deal of time with the index patient.