Age appropriate treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa
Repository Posting Date2017-07-19T20:52:51Z
Author(s)Sullivan, Brittney Jayne
Author DetailsBrittney 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
Lead Author Sigma AffliationBeta Epsilon
Level of EvidenceCross-Sectional Study
Research ApproachQuantitative Research
KeywordsTuberculosis, Multidrug Resistant prevention and control; Global Health; Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--Drug Therapy; Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- Prevention and Control; Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--In Infancy and Childhood; Young Adult; South Africa
CINAHL HeadingsTuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--Drug Therapy; Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- Prevention and Control; Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant--In Infancy and Childhood; Young Adult; South Africa
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.
Funder(s)Sigma Theta Tau International
Advisor(s)Humphreys, Janice; Bettger, Janet Prvu; Silva, Susan G.; Cunningham, Coleen K.; Farley, Jason E.
Degree GrantorDuke University
Date of Publication2017-07-19
NotesThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository. This document has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
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