Levels of Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence among Sputum Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients Attending Care at Zomba Central Hospital, Southern Malawi, 2007–2008

@inproceedings{Chirwa2013LevelsOT,
  title={Levels of Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence among Sputum Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients Attending Care at Zomba Central Hospital, Southern Malawi, 2007–2008},
  author={Tobias C Chirwa and Peter Nyasulu and Esnat Chirwa and Akeem Ketlogetswe and George A F Bello and Isiah Dambe and Dennis Ndalama and Martias Alice Joshua},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Despite great efforts to control Tuberculosis (TB), progress is compromised by low adherence to medication, leading to prolonged duration of infectiousness and continued transmission. Investigating low adherence is of high importance from TB programmatic perspective. Though data on actual days of missed treatment exist, the effect of such on TB cure rates has not been investigated. METHODS TB operational research data were extracted for smear-positive pulmonary TB patients… CONTINUE READING