A surveillance program of tuberculosis in old age homes in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
A surveillance program of tuberculosis in old age homes in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Professor Chan, Moira Mo Wah   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Kam Kai-Man   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Chu Leung Wing   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Wong Chun-por   (Co-Investigator)
Emeritus Professor Lam Wah Kit   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Dai David Lok Kwan   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2001-11-01
Completion Date
2003-10-31
Amount
1917240
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
201201
Grant Type
S.K. Yee Medical Foundation - General Award
Funding Year
2001/2002
Status
Completed
Objectives
To conduct a cross-sectional screening examination for tuberculosis in old age homes in several districts in Hong Kong, SAR; to ensure that directly observed therapy (DOT) is given to those with active disease diagnosed through the screening program in collaboration with the Hong Kong Government Tuberculosis and Chest Service (Chest Service); to provide a screening examination for tuberculosis for new residents on entry to the old age homes participating in the program; to participate, in collaboration with the Chest Service, in contact examination on residents in the same home from which an active case of tuberculosis is being diagnosed; to provide education to the staff of old age homes on early recognition of tuberculosis, its treatment and possible side effects to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.