Qualitative study exploring the feasibility of using medication monitors and a differentiated care approach to support adherence among people receiving TB treatment in South Africa

By Rachel Mukora  Noriah Maraba  Catherine Orrell    Lauren Jennings  Pren Naidoo  M Thulani Mbatha   Kavindhran Velen  Katherine Fielding  Dr. Candice Chetty-Makkan  |  | 

The tuberculosis (TB) MATE study evaluated whether a differentiated care approach (DCA) based on tablet-taking data from Wisepill evriMED digital adherence technology could improve TB treatment adherence. The DCA entailed a stepwise increase in adherence support starting from short message service (SMS) to phone calls, followed by home visits and motivational counselling. We explored feasibility of this approach with providers in implementing clinics.

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