Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Children Living with Tuberculosis Patients: Is It Working? A Mixed-Method Study from Bhopal, India

@inproceedings{Singh2017IsoniazidPT,
  title={Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Children Living with Tuberculosis Patients: Is It Working? A Mixed-Method Study from Bhopal, India},
  author={Akash Ranjan Singh and Atul Kharate and P. Gopalakrishna Bhat and Arun Mahadeo Kokane and Surya Bali and Swaroop Kumar Sahu and Manoj Verma and Mukesh Kumar Nagar and Ajay M V Kumar},
  booktitle={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2017}
}
Objective We assessed uptake of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) among child contacts of smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) patients and its implementation challenges from healthcare providers' and parents' perspectives in Bhopal, India. Methods A mixed-method study design: quantitative phase (review of programme records and house-to-house survey of smear-positive TB patients) followed by qualitative phase (interviews of healthcare providers and parents). Results Of 59 child contacts (<6… CONTINUE READING

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