Publicatoin: TB education in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal

Reporting day:2020/4/28/
Reporter:Kigawa, M.

The research conducted in 2019 was published as a paper.
Gopali, RS., Maharjan, B., Kigawa, M.. (2020). Expert Consensus on the Essential Preventive Knowledge of Tuberculosis for High School Students, Kathmandu, Nepal. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res 26(2), 19849-19857. BJSTR. MS.ID.004332. DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2020.26.004332

Nepal is one of the high TB prevalent countries in the world. It has various problem about TB control such as preventive education, medical examination, treatment and their maintenance of motivation. On the other hand, it is known that students can play a major role in promoting health education in the community. Therefore, I thought that high school students could play a similar role in TB control. However, the priority of education items for TB control varies depending on the specialized area of the experts involved. In addition, high school students need to acquire various knowledge, and knowledge of tuberculosis, which is only one item of health education that is not directly related to grades, may be a low priority for them. Therefore, this study was conducted to collect opinions on priorities of experts in various fields.
In the future, based on the knowledge obtained here, we would like to study teaching materials and measures for disseminating knowledge.