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dc.contributor.authorPasha, Aneeta; orcid: 0000-0002-2699-4301; email: aneeta.pasha@ird.global
dc.contributor.authorSiddiqui, Hasha
dc.contributor.authorAli, Shiza
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Meredith B
dc.contributor.authorMaqbool, Naveen R
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Aamir J
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-08T14:39:36Z
dc.date.available2021-05-08T14:39:36Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-27
dc.date.submitted2020-11-19
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624508/10.1177_23992026211011314.xml?sequence=2
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624508/10.1177_23992026211011314.pdf?sequence=3
dc.identifier.citationMedicine Access @ Point of Care, volume 5, page 23992026211011314
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624508
dc.descriptionFrom SAGE Publishing via Jisc Publications Router
dc.descriptionHistory: received 2020-11-19, accepted 2021-04-01, epub 2021-04-27
dc.descriptionPublication status: Published
dc.description.abstractIntroduction:: Depression and anxiety among tuberculosis (TB) patients can adversely affect TB treatment adherence and completion. Aim:: We studied whether integrating mental health services into existing TB treatment programs would reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and improve treatment completion among patients with drug-susceptible TB. Methods:: Integrated practice units (IPUs) for TB and mental health were established within six existing TB treatment facilities in Karachi, Pakistan. Patients were screened for depression and anxiety and, if symptomatic, offered a mental health intervention consisting of at least four counseling sessions. We measured changes in reported levels of depression and anxiety symptoms from baseline following completion of counseling sessions, and rates of TB treatment completion. Results:: Between February 2017 and June 2018, 3500 TB patients were screened for depression and anxiety. 1057 (30.2%) symptomatic patients received a baseline adherence session. 1012 enrolled for a mental health intervention received at least 1 counseling session. 522 (51.5%) reported no symptoms after four to six sessions. Symptomatic patients who completed at least four counseling sessions had higher rates of TB treatment completion than those who did not (92.9% vs 75.1%; p < 0.0001). Conclusion:: Mental health interventions integrated within TB programs can help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and improve TB treatment completion.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsLicence for this article starting on 2021-04-27: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.rightsEmbargo: ends 2021-04-27
dc.sourceeissn: 2399-2026
dc.subjectResearch @ Point of Care
dc.subjectMental health intervention
dc.subjecttask-shifting
dc.subjectdrug-susceptible tuberculosis
dc.subjectdepression
dc.subjectanxiety
dc.titleImpact of integrating mental health services within existing tuberculosis treatment facilities
dc.typearticle
dc.date.updated2021-05-08T14:39:36Z
dc.date.accepted2021-04-01


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