Anna Thorson

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender inequalities in tuberculosis: aspects of infection, notification rates, and compliance
    A Thorson
    The Division of International Health, IHCAR, Karolinska Institute, and The Nordic School of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 7:165-9. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint [Tuberculosis--social, economic and political problem. Two billions of people are infected]
    Anna Thorson
    Avdelningen för internationell hälsa, IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Infektionskliniken, Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 101:390-4. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Equality or equity in health care access: a qualitative study of doctors' explanations to a longer doctor's delay among female TB patients in Vietnam
    A Thorson
    Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 68:37-46. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Do women with tuberculosis have a lower likelihood of getting diagnosed? Prevalence and case detection of sputum smear positive pulmonary TB, a population-based study from Vietnam
    A Thorson
    Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:398-402. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Is exposure to sick or dead poultry associated with flulike illness?: a population-based study from a rural area in Vietnam with outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza
    Anna Thorson
    Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Intern Med 166:119-23. 2006
  6. pmc Sexual relationships among men who have sex with men in Hanoi, Vietnam: a qualitative interview study
    Linus Bengtsson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 13:108. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Challenges to ART scale-up in a rural district in Tanzania: stigma and distrust among Tanzanian health care workers, people living with HIV and community members
    Abela Mpobela Agnarson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1000-7. 2010
  8. pmc Peer support and improved quality of life among persons living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment: a randomised controlled trial from north-eastern Vietnam
    Vu Van Tam
    Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:53. 2012
  9. pmc A qualitative evaluation of volunteers' experiences in a phase I/II HIV vaccine trial in Tanzania
    Edith A M Tarimo
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 11:283. 2011
  10. pmc Mistrust in marriage--reasons why men do not accept couple HIV testing during antenatal care- a qualitative study in eastern Uganda
    Elin C Larsson
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 10:769. 2010

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender inequalities in tuberculosis: aspects of infection, notification rates, and compliance
    A Thorson
    The Division of International Health, IHCAR, Karolinska Institute, and The Nordic School of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 7:165-9. 2001
    ..In a study of persons with cough it was found that men were given sputum examinations more often than women. These and other findings are discussed in relation to the hypothesis that women with TB are under-notified...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Tuberculosis--social, economic and political problem. Two billions of people are infected]
    Anna Thorson
    Avdelningen för internationell hälsa, IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Infektionskliniken, Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 101:390-4. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Equality or equity in health care access: a qualitative study of doctors' explanations to a longer doctor's delay among female TB patients in Vietnam
    A Thorson
    Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, 17176 Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 68:37-46. 2004
    ..Interventions are needed in order to reduce delay to TB diagnosis especially for women and the current TB control strategy, (DOTS), needs to be examined from an equity perspective...
  4. ncbi request reprint Do women with tuberculosis have a lower likelihood of getting diagnosed? Prevalence and case detection of sputum smear positive pulmonary TB, a population-based study from Vietnam
    A Thorson
    Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:398-402. 2004
    ..The aim was to estimate the gender-specific prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) through screening. A further aim was to calculate case detection within the Vietnamese National TB program...
  5. ncbi request reprint Is exposure to sick or dead poultry associated with flulike illness?: a population-based study from a rural area in Vietnam with outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza
    Anna Thorson
    Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Intern Med 166:119-23. 2006
    ..The study objective was to analyze the association between flulike illness, defined as cough and fever, and exposure to sick or dead poultry...
  6. pmc Sexual relationships among men who have sex with men in Hanoi, Vietnam: a qualitative interview study
    Linus Bengtsson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 13:108. 2013
    ..Participants were aged between 19 and 48 years and came from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and translated into English. Content analysis was used...
  7. doi request reprint Challenges to ART scale-up in a rural district in Tanzania: stigma and distrust among Tanzanian health care workers, people living with HIV and community members
    Abela Mpobela Agnarson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1000-7. 2010
    ..To explore attitudes, perceptions and practices among health care workers, antiretroviral treatment (ART) patients and community members regarding ART care and the social consequences of ART roll-out in rural Tanzania...
  8. pmc Peer support and improved quality of life among persons living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment: a randomised controlled trial from north-eastern Vietnam
    Vu Van Tam
    Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:53. 2012
    ..This study assessed the effect of peer support on QOL and internal stigma during the first year after initiating ART among a cohort of PLHIV in north-eastern Vietnam...
  9. pmc A qualitative evaluation of volunteers' experiences in a phase I/II HIV vaccine trial in Tanzania
    Edith A M Tarimo
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Infect Dis 11:283. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study among volunteers who participated in a phase I/II HIV vaccine trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was to assess what characterized their experiences during the trial...
  10. pmc Mistrust in marriage--reasons why men do not accept couple HIV testing during antenatal care- a qualitative study in eastern Uganda
    Elin C Larsson
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 10:769. 2010
    ..However, the uptake of couple testing remains low. This study explores men's views on, and experiences of couple HIV testing during ANC...
  11. pmc Sexual risk taking among patients on antiretroviral therapy in an urban informal settlement in Kenya: a cross-sectional survey
    Anders Ragnarsson
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health IHCAR, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:20. 2011
    ..Our intention was to analyze demographic and contextual factors associated with sexual risk taking among HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Africa's largest informal urban settlement, Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya...
  12. doi request reprint Sexual risk-reduction strategies among HIV-infected men receiving ART in Kibera, Nairobi
    Anders Ragnarsson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health, IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    AIDS Care 23:315-21. 2011
    ..In order to achieve the anticipated preventive effect of ART, these issues are important for the donor community and policy-makers, who are the major providers of ART programme support within weak health systems in sub-Saharan Africa...
  13. pmc Long-term adherence to antiretroviral treatment and program drop-out in a high-risk urban setting in sub-Saharan Africa: a prospective cohort study
    Christian Unge
    Division of Global Health, IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 5:e13613. 2010
    ....
  14. pmc Stigma, an important source of dissatisfaction of health workers in HIV response in Vietnam: a qualitative study
    Ha Nguyen Pham
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:474. 2012
    ..Spector's job satisfaction model was used as the theoretical framework for the study design and analysis...
  15. pmc Community patterns of stigma towards persons living with HIV: a population-based latent class analysis from rural Vietnam
    Anastasia Pharris
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:705. 2011
    ..In order to understand and prevent stigma towards PLHIV, it is important to be able to measure stigma within communities and to understand which factors are associated with higher stigma...
  16. doi request reprint Social networks and concurrent sexual relationships--a qualitative study among men in an urban South African community
    Anders Ragnarsson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    AIDS Care 21:1253-8. 2009
    ..Such strategies should go beyond increasing condom use, to include a reduction in the number of concurrent sexual partners...
  17. pmc Antiretroviral treatment knowledge and stigma--implications for programs and HIV treatment interventions in rural Tanzanian populations
    Abela Mpobela Agnarson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e53993. 2013
    ..To analyse antiretroviral treatment (ART) knowledge and HIV- and ART-related stigma among the adult population in a rural Tanzanian community...
  18. pmc Reasons for declining to enroll in a phase I and II HIV vaccine trial after randomization among eligible volunteers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Edith A M Tarimo
    Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e14619. 2011
    ..The reasons for such a decision are not well known. This article describes why individuals who were randomized in a phase I and II HIV vaccine trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania declined to be enrolled...
  19. pmc Sexual risk behaviours and sexual abuse in persons with severe mental illness in Uganda: a qualitative study
    Patric Lundberg
    Division of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e29748. 2012
    ..Overall, our study highlights how SMI and gender inequality can contribute to the shaping of sexual risk behaviours and sexual health risks, including HIV risk, among persons with SMI in this Ugandan setting...
  20. doi request reprint Opt-out HIV testing during antenatal care: experiences of pregnant women in rural Uganda
    Elin C Larsson
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Nobelsv 9, 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy Plan 27:69-75. 2012
    ..Moreover, to achieve the desired outcomes of the PMTCT programme, monitoring and evaluation should be built into the programme...
  21. doi request reprint Voices on adherence to ART in Ethiopia and Uganda: a matter of choice or simply not an option?
    Annelie K Gusdal
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Global Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    AIDS Care 21:1381-7. 2009
    ..Services ought to be brought closer to patients and peripheral, community-based healthworkers used for drug distribution. There is a need for training providers and peer counselors, in communication skills and adherence counseling...
  22. doi request reprint Conflicting accountabilities: Doctor's dilemma in TB control in rural India
    Grethe Fochsen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 9, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 89:160-7. 2009
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Challenges for scaling up ART in a resource-limited setting: a retrospective study in Kibera, Kenya
    Christian Unge
    Division of International Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 50:397-402. 2009
    ..To determine levels of dropout and adherence in an antiretroviral treatment (ART) program in sub-Saharan Africa's largest urban informal settlement, Kibera, in Nairobi, Kenya...
  24. doi request reprint Young males' gendered sexuality in the era of HIV and AIDS in Limpopo Province, South Africa
    Anders Ragnarsson
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Health Res 18:739-46. 2008
    ..This is especially important in resource-poor settings where young people are likely to be less empowered than is the case in more affluent settings...
  25. pmc Balancing collective responsibility, individual opportunities and risks: a qualitative study on how police officers reason around volunteering in an HIV vaccine trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Edith A M Tarimo
    Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 10:292. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study among police officers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was to explore the underlying reasons that induce people to enrol in an HIV vaccine trial...
  26. doi request reprint Survival and causes of death among HIV-infected patients starting antiretroviral therapy in north-eastern Vietnam
    Do Duy Cuong
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 44:201-8. 2012
    ..We investigated the mortality rate, risk factors, causes of death, and impact of enhanced adherence support on survival among 640 Vietnamese treatment-naïve HIV-infected patients receiving ART in a cluster randomized controlled trial...
  27. ncbi request reprint Chest X-ray findings in relation to gender and symptoms: a study of patients with smear positive tuberculosis in Vietnam
    Anna Thorson
    Division of International Health, IHCAR, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:33-7. 2007
    ..The less advanced CXR findings in women may correspond to a slower rate of progression to smear positive disease, which would have implications for the possibilities of women to obtain a timely TB diagnosis...
  28. doi request reprint "It is not that I forget, it's just that I don't want other people to know": barriers to and strategies for adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV patients in Northern Vietnam
    Vu Van Tam
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    AIDS Care 23:139-45. 2011
    ..Based on the results of this study, an intervention strategy using PLHIV as community-based adherence supporters is currently being evaluated in a randomized controlled trial intervention, including 640 patients in Quang Ninh, Vietnam...
  29. pmc Expanding HIV testing efforts in concentrated epidemic settings: a population-based survey from rural Vietnam
    Anastasia Pharris
    Division of Global Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 6:e16017. 2011
    ..This study analyzes determinants of HIV testing in a rural Vietnamese population in order to identify potential access barriers and areas for promoting HIV testing services...
  30. ncbi request reprint Power imbalance and consumerism in the doctor-patient relationship: health care providers' experiences of patient encounters in a rural district in India
    Grethe Fochsen
    Department of Public Health Siences, Division of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Qual Health Res 16:1236-51. 2006
    ..This seems to be especially important for female patients, whose voices were not heard in the medical encounter...
  31. pmc Implementation of web-based respondent-driven sampling among men who have sex with men in Vietnam
    Linus Bengtsson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 7:e49417. 2012
    ..Internet-based RDS (webRDS) can potentially circumvent limitations of the original RDS method. We aimed to implement and evaluate webRDS among a hidden population...
  32. pmc Predictors of inconsistent condom use among a hard to reach population of young women with multiple sexual partners in peri-urban South Africa
    Yanga Z Zembe
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e51998. 2012
    ..This study assesses the prevalence of sexual risk behaviors and HIV, and predictors of inconsistent condom use among women aged 16-24 with multiple sexual partners in a peri-urban setting in South Africa...
  33. pmc Poor mental health and sexual risk behaviours in Uganda: a cross-sectional population-based study
    Patric Lundberg
    Division of Social Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:125. 2011
    ..This study investigated whether depression, psychological distress and alcohol use are associated with sexual risk behaviours in young Ugandan adults...
  34. pmc Estimating the capacity for ART provision in Tanzania with the use of data on staff productivity and patient losses
    Stefan Hanson
    Division of International Health IHCAR, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 4:e5294. 2009
    ..The target of the national Care and Treatment Plan (CTP) was also not reached. We aimed at estimating the capacity for ART provision and created five scenarios for ART production given existing resource limitations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Antiretroviral treatment of HIV in Uganda: a comparison of three different delivery models in a single hospital
    Elin C Larsson
    Division of International Health IHCAR, Department of Public Health Sciences, Nobels väg 9, Karolinska Institutet, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:885-92. 2007
    ..Stigma and fear of abandonment were thought to be the main barriers for access to ART...
  36. pmc Towards an empowerment approach in tuberculosis treatment in Cape Town, South Africa: a qualitative analysis of programmatic change
    Salla Atkins
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 5:1-11. 2012
    ..Tuberculosis rates in the world remain high, especially in low- and middle-income countries. International tuberculosis (TB) policy generally recommends the use of directly observed therapy (DOT) to ensure treatment adherence...
  37. pmc Improved response to disasters and outbreaks by tracking population movements with mobile phone network data: a post-earthquake geospatial study in Haiti
    Linus Bengtsson
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS Med 8:e1001083. 2011
    ....
  38. doi request reprint HIV treatment in times of civil strife: serious threats to antiretroviral drug access in the Kibera slum following the Kenyan elections
    Christian Unge
    AIDS 22:1693-4. 2008