About this section
The objectives of this section are to:
- Introduce the concept of treatment adherence and treatment literacy;
- Introduce the perceptions / practicalities model of understanding adherence;
- Identify the social factors that impact adherence;
- Identify the health care system factors that impact adherence; and
- Explore the stigma around TB and treatment.
At the end of this section, you will understand the many social, environmental, and health care factors that diminish
adherence and will be able to take steps to promote adherence and reduce the likelihood of non-adherence.