Assessing risk factors for tuberculosis treatment failure among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in four health regions of Burkina Faso, 2009
Bernard Sawadogo, Mamadou Sawadogo
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;30 (Supp 1):2. doi:10.11604/pamj.supp.2018.30.1.15792

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Assessing risk factors for tuberculosis treatment failure among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in four health regions of Burkina Faso, 2009

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;30 (Supp 1):2. doi:10.11604/pamj.supp.2018.30.1.15792

Received: 15/04/2018 - Accepted: 08/05/2018 - Published: 15/05/2018

Key words: Risk factor assessment, tuberculosis, treatment failure, pulmonary tuberculosis, Burkina Faso

© Bernard Sawadogo et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Bernard Sawadogo, West Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, University of Ouagadougou-I, Burkina Faso (bernardsawadogo@gmail.com)

This article is published as part of the supplement “African Case Studies for Public Health Volume 2” sponsored by African Field Epidemiology Network, (Case Study Design and Development, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Guest editors: Scott JN McNabb, Ghada N Farhat, Casey Daniel Hall, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Richard Dicker


Assessing risk factors for tuberculosis treatment failure among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in four health regions of Burkina Faso, 2009

Bernard Sawadogo1,2,&, Mamadou Sawadogo1,2

 

1West Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Burkina Faso, 2University of Ouagadougou-I, Burkina Faso

 

 

&Corresponding author
Bernard Sawadogo, West Africa Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, University of Ouagadougou-I, Burkina Faso

 

 

Abstract

Conducting research studies is one of the competencies that epidemiology students should have after two years training as a crucial component to identifying and resolving public health problems. This case study is developed from a research study on assessing risks factors on tuberculosis treatment failure in Burkina Faso in 2009 to help students to cover these competences. This case study is ideal for reinforcing principles of conducting case-control studies for risk-factor assessment. The case study will help epidemiology learners outline a study proposal, reinforce knowledge about research design, data collection and data analysis issues, recognize the importance of ethics in research, and interpret results and use them to make conclusions and recommendations.

 

 

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General instructions: ideally 1 to 2 instructors facilitate the case study for 15 to 20 trainees in a classroom. The instructor should direct participants to read the paragraphs out loud, going around the room to give each participant a chance to read. When the participant reads a question, the instructor directs all participants to perform calculations, construct graphs, or engage in discussions. The instructor may direct the class to play different roles or take different sides in answering a question. As a result, participants learn from each other, not just from instructors. Specific instructor’s notes are included with each question in the instructor’s version of this case study.

 

Audience: learners in epidemiology and other public health practitioners who are interested in this topic

 

Prerequisites: before using this case study, participants should have received lectures on study design, data management, and protocol writing.

 

Materials needed: Laptop with Microsoft Word with Excel, Power Point and Epi Info, graph paper, flipchart or white board with markers

 

Level of training and associated public health activity: FETP Resident 2nd years – conducting research study

 

Time required: 2-3 hours

 

Language: English

 

 

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The authors declare no competing interest.

 

 

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We would like acknowledge the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso, the West Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program, the Africa Field Epidemiology Network, and Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University for their contribution to this work.

 

 

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