Operating Characteristics of a Screening Instrument for the Detection of Active Tuberculosis in Adult Outpatients with HIV Infection in Rwanda.

Principal investigator: Sabin NSANZIMANA
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Investigators

Kenneth Turinawe, Greet Vandebriel , David W. Lowrance, Francois Uwinkindi, Philippe Mutwa, Kimberly R. Boer, Grace Mutembayire, David Tugizimana, Sabin Nsanzimana, Eric Pevzner, Andrea A. Howard, Michel Gasana

Study information

  • Research Area: TB-HIV
  • Research type: Operational research
  • Start date: May 11, 2018
  • End date: Dec 02, 2020

Study aim of the objectives

assess the operating characteristics of a nationwide implemented TB screening questionnaire designed to suspect active TB in HIV-infected outpatients as measured against a gold standard diagnosis of TB based on chest radiograph, sputum microscopy, culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and in the case of extra-pulmonary TB, isolated acid-fast bacilli or other pathologic evidence of TB. This questionnaire has 5 questions based on TB symptoms and contact. This study will look at the performance characteristics of each individual TB screening question and different combinations of questions.

Study setting/Area (Location)

TB-HIV

Implementing institution

RBC

Department/Division

HIV & TB

Related research

None

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