This project aims to improve MDR TB case detection and community based management in Shandong, China.
The research consists of 2 parts:
Part I: To identify the barriers of case management from the MDR TB patients and providers experiences during three periods: identification of suspected cases, culture and drug sensitivity tests, and MDR treatment.
Part II: To revise the China national MDR TB case detection and management guidelines based on the results of Part 1 and the Pakistan MDR TB guidelines. The results from this study will be used to plan a further randomised study looking at the effect of using more user friendly guidelines for the identification and management of MDR TB in China.
COMDIS. Improving MDR TB control in Shandong, China. (2014)