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Food incentives to improve completion of tuberculosis treatment: randomised controlled trial in Dili, Timor-Leste

Martins, Nelson; Morris, Peter; Kelly, Paul

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Objective: To determine the effectiveness of the provision of whole food to enhance completion of treatment for tuberculosis. Design: Parallel group randomised controlled trial. Setting: Three primary care clinics in Dili, Timor-Leste. Participants: 270 adults aged ≥18 with previously untreated newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis. Main outcome measures: Completion of treatment (including cure). Secondary outcomes included adherence to treatment, weight gain, and clearance of sputum smears....[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31156
Source: BMJ - British Medical Journal
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.b4248

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