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Table 7 ToT and TB health worker change in capability for cessation support

From: Scaling up tobacco cessation within TB programmes: findings from a multi-country, mixed-methods implementation study

  NTP staff trained as trainers TB health workers trained Capability questionnaire
Before training
Mean (minimum, maximum)
After training
Mean (minimum, maximum)
% Change (95% confidence interval [CI])
Bangladesh 4 37: 5 in learning sites
Follow-on training provided by research team and NTP trainers to 32 health workers in addition to training sites
97% (min: 93%; max: 100%) 99% (min: 99%; max: 100%) 3% (95% CI: −0.6 to 6%)
Pakistan 16 115 health workers trained in 4 districts: 55 doctors, 56 DOTS facilitators, 4 district data assistants Follow-on training: all TB staff in 121 facilities trained by 2020 70% (min: 31%; max: 99%) 86% (min: 21%; max: 100%) 16% (95% CI: 13–19%)
Nepal 8 17: 11 TB health workers and 6 public health officers
No follow-on training beyond learning sites
59% (min: 36%; max: 86%) 81% (min: 40%; max: 94%) 22% (95% CI: 16–28%)
Combined for all 3 countries 28 169 trained initially
153 received follow-on training
69% (min: 31%; max: 100%) 86% (min: 1% max: 100% 17% (95% CI: 14–20%