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ALVES, Rayanne Santos et al. Tuberculosis treatment abandonment and comprehensive health care to patients in the family healthcare strategy. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp.650-657. ISSN 0104-0707.

Qualitative study that aimed to analyze the reasons why the tuberculosis patients abandon treatment in the metropolitan region of João Pessoa-PB. Was used as a theoretical to comprehensive care. Data were collected from October to November 2008, by means of semi-structured interview. Participated nine users who abandoned the treatment of tuberculosis. In the identification of the units of meaning, the technique of analyzis of content was used. The results show inconsistencies related to the holistic care of the sick, when it comes to doctrinal guidelines of the Unified Health, the consideration of socio-cultural context of the user with tuberculosis and the weaknesses in continuity of care, and the inadequate monitoring by the network of health care. These aspects, complicate the construction of a network of care and support for tuberculosis patients and their families, contributing to the abandonment of tuberculosis treatment.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Primary attention to health; Refusal of the patient to the treatment.

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