Syndromic management training for non-formal care providers in Pakistan improves quality of care for sexually transmitted diseases STD care: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Shah2007SyndromicMT,
  title={Syndromic management training for non-formal care providers in Pakistan improves quality of care for sexually transmitted diseases STD care: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Syed Arbab Shah and Sibylle Kristensen and Mushtaq Ahmed Memon and Halbert L. White and Sten H Vermund},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={737-48}
}
We conducted a randomized, controlled, three-armed trial to assess whether training in syndromic management, with provision of packets, could improve the quality of STD services provided among non-formal care providers. The quality of STD case management service, observed by "incognito patients" in both intervention groups, improved substantially compared to the control group (p < 0.05). The training-and-packets group performed better in service delivery, HIV-testing referral, and condom… CONTINUE READING