Published on in Vol 8, No 7 (2020): July

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/16634, first published .
Explaining Differences in the Acceptability of 99DOTS, a Cell Phone–Based Strategy for Monitoring Adherence to Tuberculosis Medications: Qualitative Study of Patients and Health Care Providers

Explaining Differences in the Acceptability of 99DOTS, a Cell Phone–Based Strategy for Monitoring Adherence to Tuberculosis Medications: Qualitative Study of Patients and Health Care Providers

Explaining Differences in the Acceptability of 99DOTS, a Cell Phone–Based Strategy for Monitoring Adherence to Tuberculosis Medications: Qualitative Study of Patients and Health Care Providers

Beena E Thomas 1*, PhD, MSW;  J Vignesh Kumar 1, PhD;  Chidiebere Onongaya 2, MD, MS;  Spurthi N Bhatt 2, MD, MPH;  Amith Galivanche 2;  Murugesan Periyasamy 1, MSW;  M Chiranjeevi 1, MSc;  Amit Subhash Khandewale 1, MSW;  Geetha Ramachandran 1, PhD;  Daksha Shah 3, MBBS, MPH;  Jessica E Haberer 4, MD, MS;  Kenneth H Mayer 5, MD;  Ramnath Subbaraman 2*, MD, MSc, FACP

1 Department of Social and Behavioural Research, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis , Chennai , IN

2 Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine , Boston, MA, US

3 Public Health Department, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai , Mumbai , IN

4 Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MA, US

5 The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health , Boston, MA, US

*these authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Ramnath Subbaraman, MD, MSc, FACP
  • Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
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