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Improving Community Based Tuberculosis Care in Ethiopia (community)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00803322
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see if involving community health workers improves tuberculosis case finding and treatment outcome.

Condition or disease Phase
Pulmonary Tuberculosis Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Tuberculosis suspects in the study area

Outcome smear positive tuberculosis cases identified smear positive tuberculosis cases treated


Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 318 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Community Health Workers Improve Tuberculosis Case Notification and Treatment Success in Southern Ethiopia
Study Start Date : September 2006
Primary Completion Date : September 2007
Study Completion Date : April 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tuberculosis
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
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


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. smear positive tuberculosis case notification rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - setmeber 2007 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. smear positive treatment success rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - April 2007 ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00803322


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

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
First Posted: December 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 5, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

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