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Table 1 Themes and codes on TB treatment adherence associates identified from TB patients’ in-depth interview in Addis Ababa, August 2016 (n = 10)

From: Patients’ experiences and perceptions on associates of TB treatment adherence: a qualitative study on DOTS service in public health centers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Themes Codes
Patient-related Beliefs on TB curability, causation and transmission, and prevention
Substance use
Forgetfulness
Perceived risk of non-adherence to medication
Perceived wellness
Health service-related Accessibility
Waiting time
Patient-provider interaction
Patient’s preference
Health care evaluation
Therapeutic Side effect of medication
Socioeconomic Food accessibility and consumption
Social support
Discrimination