The overall objective of the research study was to gather new empirical evidence and develop further theoretical understanding of the mechanisms of stigma associated with TB in Asia. The study involved qualitative research methods (in-depth interviews and focus group discussions) and applied the grounded theory approach to develop theory. Data was collected in three countries: Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Similar results were found in all sites, independent of country or urban/rural site.
Full Research Report, ESRC End of Award Report, RES-167-25-0142. Swindon: ESRC. 10 pp.