Electronic monitoring of treatment adherence and validation of alternative adherence measures in tuberculosis patients: a pilot study
Jossy van den Boogaard, Ramsey A Lyimo, Martin J Boeree, Gibson S Kibiki & Rob E Aarnoutse
Volume 89, Number 9, September 2011, 632-639
Table 1. Patient characteristics and treatment outcomes among participants (n = 50) in a study of adherence to tuberculosis treatment, United Republic of Tanzania, 2010
|Mean age in years (SD)||41.6 (14.0)|
|Advanced secondary||1 (2)|
|Smear positive PTB||16 (32)|
|Smear negative PTB||25 (50)|
|Transport to clinic|
|Treatment completed||25b (50)|
|Study drop-out||4 (8)|
EPTB, extrapulmonary tuberculosis; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; PTB, pulmonary tuberculosis; SD, standard deviation; TB, tuberculosis.
a All except for age, which is expressed as the mean and standard deviation.
b All had smear-negative PTB or EPTB.