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Effects of social protection on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in low or middle-income and in high-burden countries: systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Cadernos de Saúde Pública, February 2018
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Title
Effects of social protection on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in low or middle-income and in high-burden countries: systematic review and meta-analysis
Published in
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, February 2018
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00153116
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Authors

Kaio Vinicius Freitas de Andrade, Joilda Silva Nery, Ramon Andrade de Souza, Susan Martins Pereira

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a poverty infectious disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Evidences suggest that social protection strategies (SPS) can improve TB treatment outcomes. This study aimed to synthesize such evidences through systematic literature review and meta-analysis. We searched for studies conducted in low- or middle-income and in high TB-burden countries, published during 1995-2016. The review was performed by searching PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, ScienceDirect and LILACS. We included only studies that investigated the effects of SPS on TB treatment outcomes. We retained 25 studies for qualitative synthesis. Meta-analyses were performed with 9 randomized controlled trials, including a total of 1,687 participants. Pooled results showed that SPS was associated with TB treatment success (RR = 1.09; 95%CI: 1.03-1.14), cure of TB patients (RR = 1.11; 95%CI: 1.01-1.22) and with reduction in risk of TB treatment default (RR = 0.63; 95%CI: 0.45-0.89). We did not detect effects of SPS on the outcomes treatment failure and death. These findings revealed that SPS might improve TB treatment outcomes in lower-middle-income economies or countries with high burden of this disease. However, the overall quality of evidences regarding these effect estimates is low and further well-conducted randomized studies are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 20%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Professor 1 3%
Lecturer 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 18 51%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 19 54%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 March 2018.
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#5,279,807
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#63
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#131,138
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#4
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