Screening for Pulmonary Tuberculosis in risk groups and Effectiveness of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Symptoms Screening Form

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Sasitorn Sripotong Wiroj Wanapira Wasana Ketma

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Ministry of Public Health establishes termination Tuberculosis is national agenda. Which early screening in risk groups may decrease Tuberculosis incident. This Retrospective descriptive study aimed to study result of screening for pulmonary tuberculosis in risk groups and effectiveness of pulmonary tuberculosis symptoms screening form. Historical data collected by pulmonary tuberculosis symptoms screening form during January to July 2018.Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics include frequency, percentage, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value. The results of this research showed that 5,887 (46.7 %) Tuberculosis risk people receivedscreening from total 12,607 tuberculosis risk target.There were 2,200 (31.1%) elderly people over 70 yearsold received screeningfrom total 7,072 elderly people over 70 yearsold. 1,185 (42.9%) diabetes patients over 60 years oldreceived screeningfrom total 2,756 diabetes patients over 60 years old and 2,502 (90%) healthcare providers received screening from total 2,779 healthcare providers. There weretwo elderly people and one healthcare provider diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis. The diagnostic accuracy of pulmonary tuberculosis symptoms screening form showed the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were 40%, 99.83%, 16.67% and 99.94% respectively.Although pulmonary tuberculosis symptoms screening form is conveniently easy to use and very high specificity but itis not proper use in screening who don't have symptom of pulmonary tuberculosis at the reception healthcare service because of low sensitivity

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Sasitorn Sripotong

Department of social medicine and primary care services, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital 65000

Wiroj Wanapira

Department of social medicine and primary care services, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital 65000

Wasana Ketma

Department of social medicine and primary care services, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital 65000