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Research Article

Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research

  • Salla A Munro mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: salla.munro@mrc.ac.za

    Affiliations: South African Cochrane Centre, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Primary Health Care Directorate, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Simon A Lewin,

    Affiliations: Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Helen J Smith,

    Affiliation: International Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Mark E Engel,

    Affiliations: South African Cochrane Centre, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Atle Fretheim,

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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  • Jimmy Volmink

    Affiliations: South African Cochrane Centre, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, University of Stellenbosch, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Published: July 24, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040238

About the Authors

Salla A Munro, Mark E Engel, Jimmy Volmink
South African Cochrane Centre, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Salla A Munro
Primary Health Care Directorate, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Salla A Munro, Simon A Lewin
Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Simon A Lewin
Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Helen J Smith
International Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mark E Engel
Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Atle Fretheim
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
Jimmy Volmink
University of Stellenbosch, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cape Town, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: salla.munro@mrc.ac.za

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

SAM, SAL, MEE, AF, and JV developed the protocol and conceptualised the study. All authors participated in data extraction, quality assessment tool development, quality assessment and in retrieving the studies. SAM, SAL, and HJS analysed the data, with later analysis supported by all authors. SAM wrote the initial draft; SAM, SAL, and HJS edited the manuscript; and all authors contributed to the final draft.