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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1997

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Penny Powers

Keywords

tuberculosis risk factors, diseases among North American indians

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious disease on Indian Reservations in the United States. Tuberculosis is classified as Class I, II, III, IV, and V. Class I TB status means that the individual has no disease. Class n means an individual is infected with tuberculosis but does not have the active disease and is not infectious. Class m status means the individual currently has active tuberculosis. Class IV means the individual has no current disease but does have a history of previous episode(s) of the disease. Class V status means TB is suspect and the diagnosis is pending.
The purpose of this study was to examine the records of all Class II, HI, IV, and V TB patients on an Indian Reservation in the upper midwest. A chart review was performed in order to determine the prevalence of untreated or incompletely treated high risk patients in the following categories: end-stage renal disease, chronic renal failure, diabetes, and alcohol abuse.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tuberculosis -- Risk factors
Indians of North America -- Diseases

Number of Pages

55

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1997 Deann Eastman-Jansen. All rights reserved

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