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 Wong Chun-por   (Co-Investigator)
Emeritus Professor Lam Wah Kit   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Kam Kai-Man   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Dai David Lok Kwan   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Chu Leung Wing   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
12
Start Date
2004-01-01
Completion Date
2004-12-31
Amount
785286
Conference Title
Presentation Title
HKU Project Code
203253
Grant Type
S.K. Yee Medical Foundation - General Award
Funding Year
2003/2004
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 Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Department of Health (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.