Adherence to Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Yakasai2015AdherenceTA,
  title={Adherence to Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Ahmad Maifada Yakasai and Muhammad Asyraf Hamza and Mahmood M. Dalhat and Musa Mohammed Bello and Muktar Ahmed Gadanya and Zuwaira M. Yaqub and Daiyabu A. Ibrahim and Fatimah Hassan-Hanga},
  booktitle={Journal of tropical medicine},
  year={2015}
}
Adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is not clearly defined. This meta-analysis determines the prevalence and predictors of adherence to ACT. Twenty-five studies and six substudies met the inclusion criteria. The prevalence of ACT adherence in the public sector was significantly higher compared to retail sector (76% and 45%, resp., P < 0.0001). However, ACT adherence was similar across different ACT dosing regimens and formulations. In metaregression analysis prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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