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Depression among patients with tuberculosis: determinants, course and impact on pathways to care and treatment outcomes in a primary care setting in southern Ethiopia--a study protocol.

Ambaw F, Mayston R, Hanlon C, Alem A - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Outcome variables include: pathways to treatment, classical outcomes for anti-TB treatment quality of life and disability.Descriptive statistics, logistic regression and multilevel mixed-effect analysis will be used to test the study hypotheses.We hope the dissemination of findings will raise awareness of comorbidity among clinicians and service providers, and contribute to ongoing debates regarding the delivery of mental healthcare in primary care in Ethiopia.

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Affiliation: School of Public Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Conceptual framework of the study (BMI. body mass index; QOL, Quality of life; Rx, treatment; TB, tuberculosis).
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BMJOPEN2015007653F1: Conceptual framework of the study (BMI. body mass index; QOL, Quality of life; Rx, treatment; TB, tuberculosis).

Mentions: The DOT for new patients with TB lasts for 6 months, and consists of two phases: intensive and continuation. The intensive phase consists of treatment with a combination of four medications (rifampicin, ethambutol, isoniazid and pyrazinamide) for the first 2 months, and the continuation phase consists of a combination of two medications (rifampicin and isoniazid), to be taken for 4 months immediately after the intensive phase. A health worker or community-based anti-TB treatment supporter has to observe the patient swallow the medications once a day. Currently, anti-TB treatment is being delivered in health centres, hospitals (by health workers) and at health posts (by trained community-based ‘health extension workers’).9 Health posts are the lowest level of healthcare in Ethiopia, serving 5000 people. The flow of patients with TB in each of the health facilities selected for this study is above 5/month (figures 1 and 2).


Depression among patients with tuberculosis: determinants, course and impact on pathways to care and treatment outcomes in a primary care setting in southern Ethiopia--a study protocol.

Ambaw F, Mayston R, Hanlon C, Alem A - BMJ Open (2015)

Conceptual framework of the study (BMI. body mass index; QOL, Quality of life; Rx, treatment; TB, tuberculosis).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2015007653F1: Conceptual framework of the study (BMI. body mass index; QOL, Quality of life; Rx, treatment; TB, tuberculosis).
Mentions: The DOT for new patients with TB lasts for 6 months, and consists of two phases: intensive and continuation. The intensive phase consists of treatment with a combination of four medications (rifampicin, ethambutol, isoniazid and pyrazinamide) for the first 2 months, and the continuation phase consists of a combination of two medications (rifampicin and isoniazid), to be taken for 4 months immediately after the intensive phase. A health worker or community-based anti-TB treatment supporter has to observe the patient swallow the medications once a day. Currently, anti-TB treatment is being delivered in health centres, hospitals (by health workers) and at health posts (by trained community-based ‘health extension workers’).9 Health posts are the lowest level of healthcare in Ethiopia, serving 5000 people. The flow of patients with TB in each of the health facilities selected for this study is above 5/month (figures 1 and 2).

Bottom Line: Outcome variables include: pathways to treatment, classical outcomes for anti-TB treatment quality of life and disability.Descriptive statistics, logistic regression and multilevel mixed-effect analysis will be used to test the study hypotheses.We hope the dissemination of findings will raise awareness of comorbidity among clinicians and service providers, and contribute to ongoing debates regarding the delivery of mental healthcare in primary care in Ethiopia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Public Health, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus