Can the poor adhere? Incentives for adherence to TB prevention in homeless adults.

@article{Tulsky2004CanTP,
  title={Can the poor adhere? Incentives for adherence to TB prevention in homeless adults.},
  author={Jacqueline Peterson Tulsky and Judith A Hahn and Heather L. Long and Donald B. Chambers and Marjorie J. Robertson and M. A. Chesney and Andrew R. Moss},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          83-91
        }
}
SETTING Community-based population of homeless adults living in San Francisco, California. OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of cash and non-cash incentives on 1) adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection, and 2) length of time needed to look for participants who missed their dose of medications. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial comparing a 5 dollar cash or a 5 dollar non-cash incentive. All participants received directly observed preventive therapy and… CONTINUE READING

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