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Table 1 Study timelines and procedures

From: Impact of a mobile phone-based interactive voice response software on tuberculosis treatment outcomes in Uganda (CFL-TB): a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Study procedures Study procedure completed
Month 0 0 2 2 5 5 6 6
Study arm I C I C I C I C
Screening       
Informed consent       
Physical evaluations and interviews
Demographic and socio-economic questionnaire
Sputum GeneXpert*   
Drug culture and susceptibility testsβ β β β β β β
Cost-effectiveness questionnaire
Qualitative assessment   
  1. Note: I-Intervention arm, C-control arm
  2. *Additional tests to ascertain sputum conversion may be added at the discretion of the investigator.
  3. βDrug susceptibility testing will be done in-line with national TB guidelines. Sputum cultures may be done at 2 months to ascertain sputum conversion and sputum for genotyping TB stored.
  4. indicates procedure completed at the indicated timeline