An important part in helping patients to adhere to treatment plans is to educate them about tuberculosis (TB). Patients cannot be expected to adhere to treatment recommendations if they are not educated about TB and how it is treated, and patients who understand these concepts are more likely to adhere to treatment. TB Manual Chapter 12: Patient Education provides guidance on what information to cover in education sessions with patients. It includes links to resources to provide to patients in addition to the approach to take in addressing TB and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), as well as anything that may come up during treatment such as non-adherence to medication, adverse side effects, contact investigation, and isolation. This chapter also addresses language and comprehension barriers during assessment.
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