Impact of awareness drives and community-based active tuberculosis case finding in Odisha, India
Published Date:Sep 2014
Source:Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 18(9):1105-1107.
Keywords:Active Case Finding
Community Health Services
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Accessibility
Patient Education As Topic
Predictive Value Of Tests
Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4866500
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
Description:India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme employs passive case detection. The new sputum smear-positive case detection rate is less than 70% in Odisha State. During April-June 2012, active case finding (ACF) was conducted through awareness drives and field-based tuberculosis (TB) screening in select communities with the lowest case detection rates. During the campaign, 240 sputum smear-positive TB cases were detected. The number of smear-positive cases detected increased by 11% relative to April-June 2011 in intervention communities compared to an 0.8% increase in non-intervention communities. ACF brought TB services closer to the community and increased TB case detection.
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