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Understanding the socio-cultural influences on TB prevention and management among Somali people in Sheffield

Lead investigator Kate Gerrish
Funded by Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium
Amount £84,000
Dates April 2008 - October 2010

Aims

  • to identify and understand socio-cultural influences on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB within the Sheffield Somali community.
  • to identify avenues through which culturally appropriate health promotion initiatives regarding the prevention of TB can reach the Somali community by exploring i) facilitators and ii) barriers.
  • to identify ways of supporting health care professionals to provide culturally appropriate care in regard to the screening, diagnosis and management of TB within the Somali community.

Impact 

The study was included as strong evidence in the review for the development of NICE guideline in TB for hard to reach groups, published March 2012.

The study was well received nationally by Public Health providers, local authorities, PCTs, TB alert, Health Protection Agency and the Somali community in the UK.

Project team

Mubarak Ismail - Researcher, MSc, PGC, BSc (Hons)

Client

NHS (Sheffield Health and Social Care Research Consortium)

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