XDR-TB, alcohol, anxiety, depression, psychosis
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Mental disorders and alcohol/drug use worsen treatment outcomes for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), but data are lacking for extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB. We investigated the association of baseline mental disorders and alcohol/drug use on XDR-TB treatment outcomes in a retrospective study of 53 XDR-TB Peruvian patients during 2010–2012. Logistic regression estimated the odds ratios for unfavourable XDR-TB treatment outcomes. Overall treatment success was 25%. Mental disorders and drug/alcohol use were found in respectively 22.4% and 20.4% of patients; neither were associated with unfavourable treatment outcomes. Future research should explore the relationship between mental health and drug/alcohol use in XDR-TB treatment outcomes.
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Public Health Action, v. 7, no. 3, p. 237-239
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Scuffell, J.; Boccia, D.; Velarde, F. Garcia; Leon, Segundo R.; Raviola, G.; Lecca, Leonid; and Galea, Jerome T., "Mental Disorders and Drug/Alcohol Use in Patients Commencing Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment" (2017). Social Work Faculty Publications. 65.