Challenges of loss to follow-up in tuberculosis research

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In studies evaluating methods for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB), follow-up to verify the presence or absence of active TB is crucial and high dropout rates may significantly affect the validity of the results. In a study assessing the diagnostic performance of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test in TB suspect children in Tanzania, factors influencing patient adherence to attend follow-up examinations and reasons for not attending were examined.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere40183
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

    Research areas

  • Biomedical Research, Caregivers, Child, Child, Preschool, Communication, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Health, Humans, Infant, Lost to Follow-Up, Male, Tanzania, Tuberculosis

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