Perceptions of HCWs on Barriers and Opportunities to Airborne Infection Control Guideline Implementation

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This study was terminated in December 2020 It was funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. 

Led by Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, this qualitative, cross-sectional study is assessing healthcare worker (HCW) perceptions about  barriers and facilitators to the uptake of airborne infection control (AIC) guidelines. Further, the study is assessing the potential barriers and opportunities to develop and implement a HCW TB infection risk score that can assess individual risk of TB infection in healthcare settings.

The overall goal is to conduct formative research to inform the design of a TB prevention program, utilizing the HCW TB infection risk score.