This systematic review of qualitative research synthesis the perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and treatment adherence behaviour relating to TB and their social implications of TB among the migrant TB patients. The study concludes that immigrants’ knowledge of and attitudes towards TB are largely built on their previous experiences in the country of their origin and also the social, economic and legislative context in which they live at host countries- has an important role and should be considered in the design, evaluation and adaptation of programmes.
Tomás BA, Pell C, Cavanillas AB, Solvas JG, Pool R, Roura M Tuberculosis in Migrant Populations. A Systematic Review of the Qualitative Literature, 2013, PLoS ONE 8(12): e82440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082440