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Creating a Hope: A Mixed-Method Approach to Identify Most Acceptable Evidence-Based Psycho-Social Intervention to Improve the Retention in Care among Indian Youth Diagnosed with Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB)
Adolescents and youths with MDR/RR tuberculosis reported social isolation, stigmatization, depression, and poor self-esteem highlighting the importance of psychosocial support during tuberculosis treatment phase. Addressing the psycho-social need of youths, by identifying youth friendly psycho-social support intervention could improve their retention in care and improve programmatic outcomes for this population receiving MDR-TB treatment.
To assess the psycho-social barriers to retention in care among youth with MDR-TB and identify most acceptable evidence based psycho-social intervention among Indian youth with Multi-Drug Resistant TB.