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Table 3 Indicators of implementation of the TPT cascade based on surveys of 271 health care workers in Namibia, 2014–2015

From: Evaluation of the uptake of tuberculosis preventative therapy for people living with HIV in Namibia: a multiple methods analysis

Indicator of ICF/TPT cascade implementation (n)a Number of HCWs %
IMPLEMENTATION
 Received training on TB screening or TPT (n = 173)
  Yes 106 61.3
v 67 38.7
 Reported starting TPT at the same time as ART (n = 150)
  Yes 70 46.7
  No 80 53.3
 Reported that PLHIV were screened for TB during every clinic visit (n = 168)
  Yes 111 66.1
  No 57 33.9
RESPONSIBILITY
 Who is responsible for conducting TB screening at your health facility? (n = 175)
  Nurse +/− Other 148 84.6
  Other Only 107 61.1
 Who is responsible for prescribing TPT at your health
facility? (n = 169)
  Nurse
(or nurse + physician)
130 76.9
 Physican Only 74 43.8
CLINICIAN PERCEPTION
 What concerns do you have concerning TPT? (n = 135)
  None 47 34.8
  Some 88 65.2
 What concerns do your patients have regarding TPT? (n = 137)
  None 73 53.3
  Some 64 46.7
 Is your facility doing a good job of getting PLHIV on TPT? (n = 108)
  Yes 78 72.2
  No 30 27.8
  1. aDenominators vary by indicator because not all health care workers answered all interview questions, and some questions allowed for multiple responses that could be mutually inclusive