Improving Community Based Tuberculosis Care in Ethiopia (community)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Information provided by:
University of Bergen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00803322
First received: December 3, 2008
Last updated: December 4, 2008
Last verified: December 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to see if involving community health workers improves tuberculosis case finding and treatment outcome.


Condition Phase
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Community Health Workers Improve Tuberculosis Case Notification and Treatment Success in Southern Ethiopia

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Further study details as provided by University of Bergen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • smear positive tuberculosis case notification rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - setmeber 2007 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • smear positive treatment success rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - April 2007 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 318
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
communities where tuberculosis patients followed the conventional health facility based tuberculosis case finding and treatment
2
community where suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis were identified by community health workers and received treatment in the community

Detailed Description:

Tuberculosis suspects in the study area

Outcome smear positive tuberculosis cases identified smear positive tuberculosis cases treated

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis in the study are. In group two suspects were identified and treated bo community health workers while in group on used the conventional health facility based tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not in the study area
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Locations
Ethiopia
Dale and Wonsho districts Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia
Yirgalem, Snnpr, Ethiopia, 149
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bergen
Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel G Datiko, MD CIH of Bergen University and RHB of SNNPRS Ethiopia
Study Director: Bernt Lindtjorn CIH UIB
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Bergen

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Daniel Gemechu Datiko, Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00803322     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0001, 001
Study First Received: December 3, 2008
Last Updated: December 4, 2008
Health Authority: Ethiopia: Ethical Review Committee

Keywords provided by University of Bergen:
TB
community
community health workers
Ethiopia
identify suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis
collect sputum specimen for examination
treat smear positive cases in the community

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections

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