Food Incentives for TB Treatment Compliance in East Timor (FITTCET)
This study will examine whether food is a cost-effective method for improving treatment compliance for TB patients in Timor Leste. Our hypothesis is that the provision of locally available, locally acceptable, cheap and highly nutritious food at the clinic will encourage patients to come for daily directly observed treatment, and thus improve the chance of TB cure and decrease the chance of the development of TB drug resistance. Primary outcome will be successful completion of treatment and secondary outcomes will include treatment compliance and clinical and biological measures of nutritional improvement.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Food Incentives for TB Treatment Compliance in East Timor|
- proportion of patients who successfully complete TB treatment and achieve cure.
- proportion of clinic visits compared with expected
- response to treatment measures: symptoms (cough, sputum, fever);
- changes in weight;sputum clearance;
- micronutrient measurements.
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||August 2006|
|Australia, Northern Territory|
|Menzies School of Health Research|
|Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 0811|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul M Kelly, MBBS,PhD||Menzies School of Health Research|
|Principal Investigator:||Peter Morris, MBBS,PhD||Menzies School of Health Research|
|Principal Investigator:||Nelson Martins, MD, MAM(H)||Menzies School of Health Research & Universidade da Paz|