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Table 3 Compliance/bond for TB patients in Dourados from June 2009 to July 2011(N = 109)

From: Health-service performance of TB treatment for indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Compliance/bond Indigenous Non-indigenous p-value
n   n  
When going to the clinic for a TB consultation, do the same professionals see you? Mean ± SD 56 4.75 ± 0.82 51 4.65 ± 0.88 0.21*
If you have questions about your treatment, are you able to speak with the same professionals who treat you at the clinic? Mean ± SD 57 4.63 ± 1.24 51 4.38 ± 1.39 0.26*
After asking a question, do you understand the answer? Mean ± SD 57 4.33 ± 1.27 51 4.70 ± 1.20 0.04*
Do the health professionals at the clinic answer your questions clearly? Mean ± SD 57 4.36 ± 1.35 51 4.76 ± 1.06 0.15*
Do the health professionals at the clinic provide enough time to address your questions or concerns? Mean ± SD 57 3.98 ± 1.51 50 4.68 ± 1.13 0.01*
Do the health professionals address your other health problems during the appointment? Mean ± SD 57 2.50 ± 1.65 51 2.82 ± 1.92 0.51*
Do the health professionals discuss the TB medication? Mean ± SD 57 4.43 ± 1.29 51 4.23 ± 1.49 0.53*
Do the health professionals ask about all medications that you are taking? Mean ± SD 57 3.31 ± 2.04 51 3.19 ± 1.89 0.85*
What is your opinion of the healthcare team that treats you? Rate them from 1 to 5. Mean ± SD 53 4.37 ± 1.16 50 4.50 ± 1.11 0.47*
Do you feel that the healthcare team has any kind of prejudice? (%) 56 (21) 47 (23) 0.81
  1. Compliance/bond. 1 = never, 2 = almost never, 3 = sometimes, 4 = almost always, and 5 = always.
  2. *Kruskal-Wallis Test.