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Text for Figures and Slides in TB Behavioral and Social Science Research Forum Proceedings

BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN TUBERCULOSIS ELIMINATION

Wanda Walton, Ph.D.
Chief, Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Slide #1: Behavioral and Social Science in Tuberculosis Elimination

Wanda Walton, PhD
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

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Slide #2: Building TB Behavioral and Social Science Capacity within DTBE

Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch

  • Conduct research on individual and social factors affecting health seeking and treatment outcomes related to TB
  • Provide consultation
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Coordinate behavioral science activities of DTBE, CDC, and others

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Slide #3: Building TB Behavioral and Social Science Capacity within DTBE (cont.)

  • Division staff with behavioral and social science backgrounds
    • Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
    • Clinical and Health Systems Research Branch, Health Systems Research Team
  • Association of Schools of Public Health fellows

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Slide #4: Selected Current Behavioral and Social Science Projects in DTBE Patient Studies

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Slide #5: Patient Studies

Perceptions of TB Among Foreign-born Persons:An Ethnographic Study

  • To understand the culturally-mediated perceptions, attitudes, and experiences regarding TB among five foreign-born populations in the U.S.

Culturally Appropriate Patient TB Education Materials

  • To develop culturally and linguistically appropriate patient TB education materials

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Slide #6: Patient Studies (Continued)

Social Network Techniques in Expanding Women’s Access to LTBI Treatment

  • To assess the usefulness of social network techniques as tools to increase the identification of women during contact investigations

Study of Factors Associated with Acceptance of and Adherence to Treatment for LTBI

  • To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and culture-specific beliefs about LTBI among several high risk groups

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Slide #7: Provider Studies

Identifying Barriers to the Implementation of the 2000 Targeted Testing and Treatment for LTBI Recommendations among Private Providers

  • To Identify barriers to the acceptance, implementation, and adherence to the guidelines and development of strategies to overcome barriers

Factors Influencing Health Care Worker Adherence to Worksite TB Screening and Treatment Policies

  • To identify factors that facilitate or hinder health care workers’ abilities or decisions to adhere to local protocols for annual TST and LTBI treatment

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Slide #8: Research Activities in the TB Epidemiologic Research Consortium

  • Task Order 11: Addressing TB Disease Among African Americans in the Southeast
  • Task Order 12: Assessing TB Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices Among Private Providers Serving Foreign-born Populations
  • Task Order 14: Developing Culturally Appropriate Educational Materials for Hispanic Service Organizations

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Slide #9: This figure is the theme picture to the TB Behavioral and Social Science Research Forum: Planting the Seeds for Future Research. The picture consists of four illustrations: person’s hand planting seeds, watering can watering the seeds, a plant sprouting, and a tree that has grown.

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Slide #10: TB Behavioral and Social Science Research Forum - 2003

Goals

  • Identify and prioritize TB behavioral and social science research gaps
  • Develop a feasible, goal-oriented research agenda that will guide TB behavioral and social science activities over a 5-year period

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Slide #11: Planned TB Activities Related to the Forum

  • Systematic inventory and review of published TB behavioral and social science literature
  • A behavioral science list-serv for ongoing discussion and information exchange
  • Ongoing workgroups on derived themes

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Slide #12: Tuberculosis is a social disease, and presents problems that transcend the conventional medical approach. - Rene and Jean Dubos, 1952

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Slide #13: We’ve only just begun… - Karen Carpenter

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