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Table 3 Healthcare worker interview responses, Zambia 2018

From: Assessment of the tuberculosis case-finding and prevention cascade among people living with HIV in Zambia – 2018: a cross-sectional cluster survey

  Number of responsesa, N (unweighted %)
Do you perform TB symptom screening at every ART appointment?
 Yes 12 (92.3)
 No 1 (7.7)
Which symptoms do you use to screen for TB?
 Included 4 of 4 WHO-recommended screening symptoms for adultsb 9 (75.0)
 Omitted ≥1 of 4 symptoms 3 (25.0)
How many symptoms must a PLHIV have to screen positive?
 ≥ 1 5 (41.7)
 Cough alone is enough, otherwise ≥2 2 (16.7)
 ≥ 2 5 (41.7)
If a PLHIV has a positive symptom screen, do you collect sputum (or other specimen)?
 Yes 12
 No 0
Do you receive TPT-specific training at your facility?
 Yes 3 (27.3)
 No 8 (72.7)
Do you offer TPT to PLHIV without active TB disease?
 Yes 10 (83.3)
 No 2 (16.7)
[If TPT is offered], do you reserve a 6-month supply of isoniazid for each patient?
 Yes 1 (16.7)
 No 5 (83.3)
What is the most important barrier to providing TPT to PLHIV at your clinic?
 Isoniazid stockouts 5 (55.6)
 Pyridoxine stockouts 2 (22.2)
 Patients refuse TPT 1 (11.1)
 Development of isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis 1 (11.1)
  1. Abbreviations: PLHIV Person/people living with HIV, ART Antiretroviral therapy, TB Tuberculosis, TPT TB Preventive treatment
  2. aNot all respondents answered all questions
  3. bCough, fever, night sweats, weight loss