Tuberculosis in the community: 1. Evaluation of a volunteer health worker programme to enhance adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment.

@article{Dick1996TuberculosisIT,
  title={Tuberculosis in the community: 1. Evaluation of a volunteer health worker programme to enhance adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment.},
  author={Judy Dick and Jan H Schoeman and Aza Mohammed and Carl F Lombard},
  journal={Tubercle and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={274-9}
}
SETTING A voluntary health worker project (Operation Elsies River) was started in a high incidence tuberculosis (TB) area in the Western Cape of South Africa, in order to assist the local TB Control programme with case-holding. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of this group of volunteers in enhancing adherence of notified TB patients to tuberculosis treatment. DESIGN A cohort study was conducted with 351 TB patients (203 children and 148 adults). RESULTS The data from the child and… CONTINUE READING