Surveys and Reports

 

Report on operational research on improving patient education

The operational research “Let the Fresh Air In:  Bringing University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Public Health Students into the National TB Response” implemented by International NGO “International HIV/AIDS and TB Institute” with USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project's support. The research aimed at       exploring existing strategies of TB patient education aimed at increasing treatment adherence and patient needs in primary health facilities and TB clinics in the five selected districts of the city of Kyiv, and developing recommendations on improving patient education strategies in the process of service delivery. 

 
 
 

 

Analitical review of Ukrainian legislation on the use of UV-radiators in health facilities

USAID STbCU project, on request of the Ukrainian center for Socially Disease Control prepared Analitical review of Ukrainian legislation on the use of UV-radiators in health facilities, and compared it with up-to-date foreign regulations including those acting in post-Soviet countries.

 
 
 
 

 

Report by Shalva Gamtsemlidze

MSc, PhD, consultant on TB Infection Control, on his visit to Ukraine on October 4-10, 2015

 

 

 

Family doctors office in Kryvyy Rih

Discription of piloting TB outpatient care model in Kryvyi Rih.

The pilot is being implemented by the STbCU project, in collaboration with Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Diseases and Kryvyi Rih TB service. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Results of Cost and Cost-Effectiveness retrospective етроспективне of TB care models in Kryvyy Rih, Ukraine, 2013

The goal of the study was to identify costs of organizational component of main TB treatment models and to evaluate the models’ influence on TB patients’ adherence to treatment and treatment effectiveness.

 
 

 

”Gender Aspects of Behaviors and Life of Patients with Tuberculosis”

The results of the research, which was conducted in 2013 within the USAID Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine project.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This comprehensive gap analysis was undertaken by the USAID funded Strengthening Tuberculosis Control in Ukraine (STBCU) project and its partner the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute (GTBI) to assess existing models of referral and collaboration among TB and HIV service institutions and organizations that provide care to patients with a dual diagnosis of HIV/TB. The goal of this gap analysis, also conducted in the 10 USAID-supported regions, is to develop observations and recommendations for institutional and practical improvements which will enhance TB/HIV collaborative activities at the regional level.
 
 
 
 

To make EQA reporing easier for Ukrainian laboratory specialists, the USAID STbCU project translated into Ukrainian WHO-developed sample forms
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESULTS OF NEW TB TREATMENT REGIMENTS CLINICAL TRIALS
These results were presented at the 44th World Union Conference on Lung Health, Paris, 2013. 
 
 
 
 
 

     HEALTHCARE WORKERS ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL: KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR. Analitycal report 2013 

Survey objective – assess changes in the level of knowledge in IC of HCWs and practical application of IC standards at TB and HIV/AIDS services in 2013 in comparison to 2012.

 

 

DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS SURVEY PILOTING IN UKRAINE 

     Analitical report on the results of the piloting

In spring and summer 2013, USAID Strengthening TB Control in Ukraine project in partnership with WHO conducted piloting of the first in Ukraine survey on drug-resistant TB. the piloting took place in Kherson and Kharkiv oblasts of Ukraine and aimed to get expirience needed for organization of a broad survey, which will be implemented in all the country regions. The results of the piloting and recommendations for better implementation of the survey are presented in this report.

 

HEALTHCARE WORKERS ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL: KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR. Analitycal report 2012

Survey objective – assess the level of knowledge in IC of HCWs and practical application of IC standards at TB and HIV/AIDS services.

The survey comprised of TB specialists, nursing staff of TB dispensaries and infectious disease specialists of AIDS centers of all regions of Ukraine.

A total of 330 respondents were interviewed. They work at oblast TB dispensaries, in-patient TB settings, AIDS centers, and other TB facilities such as TB departments and DOTS sites. This sampling complies with the survey technical requirements regarding categorization of the respondents.

The survey was conducted in November of 2012.

 

RESULTS OF A SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEY CONDUCTED AMONG LIBRARY VISITORS «HEALTH OF THE RESIDENTS OF UKRAINE: SPRING 2013»

The survey was hold in partnership with the BIBLIOMIST program in six major libraries in the South-East of Ukraine (cities Donetsk, Kramators'k, Lugansk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Kherson). Library visitors are the most active part of population in terms of information search and acquisition of knew knowledge. Thus, this category of respondents was chosen to explore public awareness of tuberculosis, information sources commonly used by the public to learn about tuberculosis and tuberculosis-related issues, and the potential for public use of an Internet-based informational resource. 

The survey was conducted in spring 2013.

 

BASELINE ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TB CONTROL MEASURES

The findings of the STbCU project’s assessment, presented here, will inform the content of STbCU’s future training and advocacy campaigns, guide the Project’s efforts to improve health care practices nation-wide and, ultimately, help lower the incidence of TB infection in Ukraine.