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Table 3 Compliance to the National TB management guideline

From: Implementation fidelity of hospital based directly observed therapy for tuberculosis treatment in Bhutan: mixed-method study

VariablesTotalJDWNRHPGH
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Standard treatment regimen
 New Cases- 6 month rifampicin (2HRZE+4HR)105 (75.5)85 (76.5)20 (71.4)
 Retreatment cases- 8 month rifampicin (3HRZE+5HRE)10 (7.1)9 (8.1)1 (3.57)
 Modified- 9 to 12 months11 (7.9)11 (9.9)0
 MDR Treatment- 18 to 20 months13 (9.3)6 (5.4)7 (25)
Frequency
 Daily139 (100)111 (100)28 (100)
 Three times a week000
Dosage as per body weight
 Correct dosage(100)(100)(100)
 Incorrect dosage000
Directly observed treatment
 Yes106 (76.2)82 (73.8)24 (85.7)
 No23 (16.5)22 (19.8)1 (3.5)
 Sometimes10 (7.1)7 (6.3)3 (10.7)
DOT intensive phase
 Health staff86 (61.9)65 (58.5)21 (75.0)
 Family member35 (25.1)30 (27.0)5 (17.8)
 None18 (12.9)16 (14.4)2 (7.1)
DOT continuation phase
 Health staff8 (5.7)3 (2.7)5 (17.8)
 Family member68 (48.9)51 (45.9)17 (60.7)
 None63 (45.3)57 (51.3)6 (21.4)
  1. DOT Directly observed treatment, JDWNRH Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National referral hospital, PGH Phuentsholing General Hospital