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The feasibility of Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT) in monitoring adherence of patients treated for tuberculosis in Hanoi

STUDY SITE: Hanoi

COMPLETED: 2016

PROJECT IMPLEMENTERS: National Lung Hospital / National TB Program

FUNDED BY: Australian Respiratory Council

CORE STAKEHOLDER: Hanoi Lung Hospital

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of VDOT for patients with newly diagnosed smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis treated in Hanoi, Vietnam.

OUTCOME: This study was a cohort study conducted among outpatients treated for a first episode of tuberculosis in Hanoi, Vietnam. The study concluded that VDOT was feasible among patients treated for pulmonary tuberculosis in three outpatient clinics. Use of the device was associated with a high rate of treatment completion. Overall, patients reported a high level of satisfaction with VDOT. Further research is required to evaluate which populations are most likely to benefit from this technology.

Study findings were published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971217302564

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