Title: Retrospective evaluation of risk factors for sputum conversion in new sputum positive pulmonary Tuberculosis cases in Sira TB unit

Objective: The study has the following objectives:

  1. To evaluate the factors which influence the sputum conversion at the end of Intensive phase (IP-at 2 months of treatment)in new sputum positive pulmonary TB cases registered under RNTCP (Phase one study)

  1. Evaluation of patient and provider reported determinants of sputum non-conversion (Phase two study)


Study design: This study is an unmatched retrospective case control study, where new sputum positive pulmonary TB cases who have not become sputum negative at the end of IP will be compared with those who have become sputum negative at the end of IP to determine predictors of sputum non-conversion


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In this Certificate course in Research Methods (eRM) course, we start with helping the student develop clear and well formulated research questions. Participants are then taught how to select research designs and methods best suited to answer the research question, beyond the usual epidemiological disciplines.

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