TB Fast Track patient cost data - User Guide

Persistent ID:

10.17037/DATA.00000815

Data Description

A tabular dataset containing information provided by 99 HIV-positive individuals men and women aged 18 or above who had a low CD4 count and were not yet on TB or HIV treatment - enrolled in the TB FastTrack trial, a cluster randomised trial to establish the direct and indirect costs of illness incurred at the patient/household level. Data was collected through patient interviews conducted at the health facility where they were receiving treatment in North West Limpopo and Gauteng provinces between June 2014 and March 2015. The dataset contains 450+ variables, including details on quantity of visits, time spent in seeking care, direct medical and non-medical costs incurred, and individual and estimated household income. Household income was established using 4 approaches: (1) self-reported (detail), (2) self-reported (brackets), (3) by matching through an asset index, and (4) national average income.

Data Collection Methods

Interview: face-to-face

Data Analysis and Preparation

Data was collected and cleaned in Excel.  Analysis was conducted in Stata 14.

Geographic regions

North West Limpopo, and Gauteng provinces, South Africa

Key dates

Participants were interviewed between July 2014 and March 2015. Data cleaning and analysis took place between March 2016 and November 2017.

Quality Controls

The patient cost study was conducted alongside the TB FastTrack study, quality controls included a review of completed paper questionnaires by a health economist. Data entry errors and discrepancies were investigated by comparing conflicting entries against the paper questionnaires.

Species:

Human population

Ethics

The trial, including the costing study, was approved by the Research Ethics Committees of the University of Witwatersrand (approval number: R14/49 M111177), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (approval number: 6099), and the Provincial Research Committees of Gauteng, North West and Limpopo.

Keywords

Tuberculosis, HIV, patient costs

Language of written material

English

Project title

TB FastTrack

Funder/Sponsor

The trial sponsor is the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

The study was funded by Joint Global Health Trials (UK Medical Research Council, UK Department for International Development, Wellcome Trust). This UK-funded award is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union. The patient cost analysis presented in this paper was supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Grant Number

Project funding: Joint Global Health Trials number G1100689/1. Salary support: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant number OPP1109722

Data Creators

Forename Surname Faculty / Dept Institution Role
Sophie Candfield   London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Researcher
Rachel Mukora   The Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa Researcher
Sedona Sweeney   London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Researcher
Sefalane Monkwe   The Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa Data Collector
Salome Charalambous   The Aurum Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa Data Collector
Alison D Grant Infectious & Tropical Disease / Clinical Research London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Principal Investigator
Katherine Fielding Epidemiology & Population Health / Infectious Disease Epidemiology London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Co-Investigator
Anna Vassall Public Health & Policy / Global Health & Development London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Co-Investigator

Associated Roles

Forename Surname Faculty / Dept Institution Role
Lorna Guinness   Independent Supervisor

File Description

Filename Description Format Access status Licence
TBFT patient costs_dataset.dta
TBFT patient costs_dataset.csv
Cross-sectional patient cost dataset used to replicate analysis presented in paper STATA DTA

Comma Separated Values (CSV)
Request access for all Data Sharing Agreement for request access
TBFT patient costs_codebook.html A description of variables and variable coding for the dataset HTML Open to all Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) for open data
TBFT_PIS_Consent_English.pdf Study information sheet and consent form (English language) Adobe PDF/A (1.4) Open to all Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
TBFT_PIS_Consent_Sepedi.pdf Study information sheet and consent form (Sepedi language) Adobe PDF/A (1.4) Open to all Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
TBFT_PIS_Consent_Zulu.pdf Study information sheet and consent form (Zulu language) Adobe PDF/A (1.4) Open to all Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)
TBFT_DataCollection_questionnaire.pdf The TBFT economic study questionnaire Adobe PDF/A (1.4) Open to all Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)