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Table 3 Results of round-1 survey

From: Framework of behavioral indicators for outcome evaluation of TB health promotion: a Delphi study of TB suspects and Tb patients

Items Importance Feasibility
Median Mode CV Consensus (% score of >7) Median Mode CV Consensus (% score of >7)
TB suspects
Domain
Health-care seeking behavior 9 9 0.1 93.8 7 7 0.2 81.3
Subdomain         
Care-seeking behavior at onset of TB symptoms 9 9 0.0 100 7 7 0.2 81.3
Care-seeking pathways 9 9 0.1 100 7 7 0.2 75.1
Indicators         
Length of patient delay and percentage of patients with longer patient delay 9 9 0.1 100 7 7 0.2 62.6
Average number of health care provider encounters before diagnosis and percentage of patients who encountered ≥2 non-TB health providers 7 7 0.2 75.1 7 7 0.2 81.3
Percentage of patients with first non-TB health contact following onset of TB symptoms 8 9 0.2 93.8 9 9 0.2 81.3
TB patients
Domain
Adherence to treatment 9 9 0.0 100 9 9 0.16 93.8
Isolation behaviors during period of infection 9 9 0.2 83.8 5 7 0.5 43.8
Subdomain
Adhere to medication 9 9 0.0 100 8 9 0.2 75
Follow-up sputum microscopy 9 9 0.1 100 9 9 0.1 93.8
Changing unhealthy lifestyle 7 9 0.2 68.8 5 5 0.3 37.5
Disposal of sputum 9 9 0.2 83.4 7 9 0.3 68.8
Wearing respirator in public during infective phase of disease 7 9 0.2 66.7 5 5 0.5 40
Behaviors related to using separate utensils (spoons, plates, forks and chopsticks) 5 5 0.6 33 8 9 0.4 62.5
Isolation room 7 7 0.2 66.6 7 7 0.4 62.6
Room ventilation 7 9 0.1 100 7 7 0.3 66.7
Indicators
Percentage of patients who adhered to their medication 9 9 0.0 100 7 7 0.2 80
Percentage of patients who missed dose 8 9 0.1 100 7 7 0.2 87.5
Percentage of patients with interrupted treatment 9 9 0.1 100 7 9 0.2 65
Percentage of patients with default treatment 9 9 0.3 93.8 7 9 0.4 68.8
Percentage of patients who kept follow-up sputum microscopy appointment 9 9 0.1 100 9 9 0.2 93.8
Percentage of patients who abstained from smoking 7 9 0.3 68.8 5 5 0.4 43.8
Percentage of patients who abstained from alcohol drinking 7 9 0.3 66.6 5 5 0.4 33.4
Percentage of patients who consistently abstained from spitting 9 9 0.1 100 7 9 0.4 62.5
Percentage of patients with safe method of sputum disposal 9 9 0.1 100 7 9 0.4 62.6
Percentage of patients who covered face/nose when sneezing/cough/speaking loudly 9 9 0.1 100 7 9 0.4 56.3
Percentage of patients who often wore respirator in public 7 9 0.2 75 5 5 0.4 50
Percentage of patients who used dishes and chopsticks separately 5 5 0.5 43.8 9 9 0.2 75.1
Percentage of patients with isolation room 7 7 0.2 75 7 9 0.4 56.3
Percentage of patients who often ventilated room 9 9 0.1 100 9 9 0.2 87.6
  1. Note: CV refers to Coefficient of variation.