Age appropriate treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa
Brittney Jayne Sullivan, PhD, MS, RN, CPNP, firstname.lastname@example.org; Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, email@example.com; Susan G. Silva, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org; Janice Humphreys, PhD, RN, FAAN, email@example.com; Coleen K. Cunningham, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN, email@example.com
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The purpose of this study was to describe the time from DR-TB diagnosis to treatment initiation for people in South Africa with DR-TB with and without HIV and to evaluate the influence of age on the timing of treatment initiation after controlling for patient and health system characteristics. It was hypothesized that younger patients would have a greater number of days from DR-TB diagnosis to DR-TB treatment initiation. Additionally, we address the knowledge gaps pertaining to prescription of guideline-based treatment for DR-TB at treatment initiation and the influence of individual and health system factors on prescribed treatment for youth and adults with DR-TB. We hypothesized that younger patients would be less likely to be prescribed guideline recommended treatment (medication type, dose and frequency) for DR-TB.
|Review Type||None: Sigma Grant Recipient Report|
|Evidence Level||Cross-Sectional Study|
|Research Approach||Quantitative Research|
|Keywords||Tuberculosis, Multidrug Resistant prevention and control;
|CINAHL Subject(s)||Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--Drug Therapy;
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--Prevention and Control;
Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--In Infancy and Childhood;
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