Table 2: Presentation of the categories and subcategories.

Categories Subcategories
The conceptions of tuberculosis as a contagious disease Precautions and protection are important
Reduction of transmission within the family
The conceptions of the nurse's role The nurse as an educator
The nurse as a motivator
The conceptions of the patient's situation Social stigma related to wearing the mask
Social consequences for the patient Socioeconomic factors related to compliance