Challenges of Loss to Follow-up in Tuberculosis Research

  title={Challenges of Loss to Follow-up in Tuberculosis Research},
  author={Thomas N\orrelykke Nissen and Michala Vaaben Rose and Godfather Dickson Kimaro and I B Christian Bygbjerg and Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga and Pernille Ravn},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND In studies evaluating methods for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB), follow-up to verify the presence or absence of active TB is crucial and high dropout rates may significantly affect the validity of the results. In a study assessing the diagnostic performance of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test in TB suspect children in Tanzania, factors influencing patient adherence to attend follow-up examinations and reasons for not attending were examined. METHODS In 160 children who attended… CONTINUE READING