Tobacco use compromises tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes. Tobacco cessation is beneficial to TB patients at the individual level and from the perspective of a larger spectrum of non-communicable diseases associated with tobacco use. This study assessed feasibility, effectiveness and provider perceptions on integrating brief tobacco cessation advice into routine TB care by DOTS providers from 27 TB treatment centres run by 3 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in urban India.
A mixed-methods study (triangulation design) involving analysis of programme data and semi-structured interviews (quantitative) and thematic analysis of focus group discussions of TB treatment providers (qualitative) regarding brief advice and cessation support provided to self-reported tobacco users from August 2015 to July 2017.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Gupte HA, Zachariah R, Sagili KD, Thawal V, Chaudhuri L, Verma H, Dongre A, Malekar A, Rigotti NA. Integration of tobacco cessation and tuberculosis management by NGOs in urban India: a mixed-methods study. Public Health Action [Internet]. 2018;8(2):50–8. Available from: http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/iuatld/pha/2018/00000008/00000002/art00005
Integration of tobacco cessation and tuberculosis management by NGOs in urban India: a mixed-methods study