Effectiveness of directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) on treatment of tuberculosis patients in public health facilities of Debre Tabor Town, Ethiopia: retrospective study

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Date: July 12, 2019
From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 12, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,526 words
Lexile Measure: 1520L

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Objective The objective of this study is to assess effectiveness of directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) in treatment of tuberculosis (TB) patients in all public health facilities of Debre Tabor town, Ethiopia from January 2016 to December 2017. Result Among 354 TB patients, 53.1% were males. Furthermore 22.6%, 40.4%, and 37% were smear positive pulmonary, smear negative pulmonary and extra pulmonary TB respectively. Study also revealed that TB-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection and overall TB treatment success rate were 18.1% and 90.7% respectively. Regular weigh follow-up, sputum follow-up and HIV status were significantly associated with treatment success with P-value Keywords: TB, DOTS effectiveness, Debre Tabor

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A593166221