Effectiveness of Alcohol Interventions among TB Patients in Tomsk, Russia


Principal Investigator:
Megan Murray

Department of Epidemiology

Dates of Research:
September 30, 2006 — August 31, 2007


Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) have reached epidemic proportions in Russia and play a synergistic role in the rising morbidity and mortality associated with comorbid conditions including tuberculosis (TB). The primary goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness of two alcohol interventions administered singly or in combination as an integrated component of TB care provided to patients with co-occurring TB and AUDs in Tomsk, Russia. Through random clinical trials the study tests the effectiveness of these interventions on alcohol and TB treatment outcomes. An important aspect studied is the delivery of these alcohol interventions by non-alcohol specialists.