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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
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Information provided by:
University of Bergen

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date December 3, 2008
First Posted Date December 5, 2008
Last Update Posted Date December 5, 2008
Study Start Date September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date September 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: December 4, 2008)
smear positive tuberculosis case notification rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - setmeber 2007 ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: December 4, 2008)
smear positive treatment success rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - April 2007 ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Improving Community Based Tuberculosis Care in Ethiopia
Official Title Community Health Workers Improve Tuberculosis Case Notification and Treatment Success in Southern Ethiopia
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to see if involving community health workers improves tuberculosis case finding and treatment outcome.
Detailed Description

Tuberculosis suspects in the study area

Outcome smear positive tuberculosis cases identified smear positive tuberculosis cases treated

Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
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
Condition Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Intervention Not Provided
Study 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
Publications *

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Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: December 4, 2008)
318
Original Actual Enrollment Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date April 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date September 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not in the study area
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages Child, Adult, Older Adult
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Ethiopia
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00803322
Other Study ID Numbers 0001
001
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Daniel Gemechu Datiko, Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Study Sponsor University of Bergen
Collaborators 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
PRS Account University of Bergen
Verification Date December 2008