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Understanding of Latent Tuberculosis, Treatment Side Effects, and Adverse Reaction Protocol in a Paediatric Setting

Principal Investigators: Dr. Shaun Morris, Clinician Scientist in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Scientist-Track Investigator, Centre for Global Child Health and Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Dr. Ian Kitai, Staff Physician, TB Specialist in the Division of Infectious Diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

This project seeks to identify what paediatric patients and their caregiver(s) don't understand about latent tuberculosis Infection (LTBI), its treatment, and isoniazid side effects, and how this may correlate with demographic information. The information will be used to improve the standard of care at the SickKids' TB clinic by: a) increasing awareness surrounding the important determinants of caregiver and/or patient comprehension among health care professionals, and b) revising the LTBI resources that are distributed to patients.

The project is currently underway embedded within the SickKids Tuberculosis Clinic.

Project collaborators include the Division of Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis Clinic at SickKids.

Supported by: Partial funding from the Pediatric Consultants Grant for Creative Professional Activities