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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

December 3, 2008
December 5, 2008
December 5, 2008
September 2006
September 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
smear positive tuberculosis case notification rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - setmeber 2007 ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
smear positive treatment success rate [ Time Frame: september 2006 - April 2007 ]
Same as current
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Improving Community Based Tuberculosis Care in Ethiopia
Community Health Workers Improve Tuberculosis Case Notification and Treatment Success in Southern Ethiopia
The purpose of this study is to see if involving community health workers improves tuberculosis case finding and treatment outcome.

Tuberculosis suspects in the study area

Outcome smear positive tuberculosis cases identified smear positive tuberculosis cases treated

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
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
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
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  • 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

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
318
Same as current
April 2008
September 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • suspects of pulmonary tuberculosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not in the study area
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Older Adult
No
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Ethiopia
 
 
NCT00803322
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Daniel Gemechu Datiko, Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
University of Bergen
Centre for International Health, SNNP Regional health Bureau
Principal Investigator: Daniel G Datiko, MD CIH of Bergen University and RHB of SNNPRS Ethiopia
Study Director: Bernt Lindtjorn CIH UIB
University of Bergen
December 2008