Improvement of tuberculosis case detection and reduction of discrepancies between men and women by simple sputum-submission instructions: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.

@article{Khan2007ImprovementOT,
  title={Improvement of tuberculosis case detection and reduction of discrepancies between men and women by simple sputum-submission instructions: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Mishal Sameer Khan and Osman Ahmed Dar and Charalambos Sismanidis and Karam Ali Shah and Peter Godfrey-Faussett},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369 9577},
  pages={1955-60}
}
BACKGROUND In several settings, women with suspected tuberculosis are less likely to test smear positive than are men. Submission of poor-quality sputum specimens by women might be one reason for the difference between the sexes. We did a pragmatic randomised controlled trial to assess the effect of sputum-submission instructions on female patients. METHODS 1494 women and 1561 men with suspected tuberculosis attending the Federal Tuberculosis Centre in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, were randomly… CONTINUE READING

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