2011-2015

Challenges from Tuberculosis Diagnosis to Care in Community-Based Active Case Finding among the Urban Poor in Cambodia: A Mixed-Methods Study

Background
While community-based active case finding (ACF) for tuberculosis (TB) holds promise for
increasing early case detection among hard-to-reach populations, limited data exist on the
acceptability of active screening. We aimed to identify barriers and explore facilitators on
the pathway from diagnosis to care among TB patients and health providers.
Methods
Mixed-methods study. We administered a survey questionnaire to, and performed in-depth
interviews with, TB patients identified through ACF from poor urban settlements in Phnom

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