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Translating Research into Practice (TRiP)

The Translating Research into Practice (TRiP) Workgroup was formed in 2006 by the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC) to promote application and dissemination of TBESC research findings to field and public health practice.  This website gives public health partners access to select tools and products from TBESC studies.

 

 

Tools and Products

 
The tools on this page have been organized by intended purpose of each tool.
 
Disclaimer: All tools, instruments, and questions listed on this website are associated with specific studies, and should be reviewed within the context of the study from which they were derived. The user should evaluate the tools prior to use based on individual, community, and organizational requirements. Please note that some of these tools and products may not have been validated or peer-reviewed. For additional information, please contact the Principal Investigator(s) listed here.
 
 
Program Evaluation Tools
Tool/Product Description and Study URL
Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, New York State Department of Health Chart Abstraction Form

New York State Clinic Survey Form

A chart abstraction form and clinic survey to help TB programs identify completion of TB treatment; to assess patterns of factors related to completion of therapy; and to help programs determine where best to intervene to improve their performance. See here for more information about the study.

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Training/Procedures Manuals and Guides
Tool/Product Description and Study URL
Addressing HIV/AIDS Issues in TB Contact Investigation: A Guide for Contact Investigators, Managers, and Trainer external site

A three-part guide designed to (1) provide Contact Investigators with HIV/AIDS information needed when encouraging HIV counseling and testing for TB contacts; (2) give TB program managers guidelines for implementing program tailored to their jurisdiction; and (3) detail a training course imparting the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to include HIV in TB contact investigations. See here for more information about the study.

Model Tuberculosis Outbreak Response Plan Template for Low-Incidence Areas external site

A customizable outbreak response plan (ORP) template to help ensure comprehensive and timely response to a TB outbreak in low-incidence areas. See here for more information about the study.

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity: A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs Providing Services to High-Risk Foreign-Born Persons

An ethnographic guide to increase knowledge and cultural sensitivity of TB program staff providing services to persons from countries with a high-risk of TB who live in the United States. Guides in the series focus on persons from China, Laos, Mexico, Somalia, and Vietnam.

Primary Care Tools for the Management of TB in the Foreign Bornexternal site

An intervention to increase knowledge, attitudes and practices of LTBI and TB management for primary care providers who see foreign born patients at risk for LTBI and TB disease. See here for more information about the study.

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Data Collection Tools and Guides
Tool/Product Description and Study URL
Child Case Data Abstraction

A chart abstraction form to help TB programs determine whether they are meeting guidelines for identifying missed opportunities for prevention of pediatric TB. For additional information, please refer to the study and the publication external site.

Preventing Tuberculosis in the Foreign-Born: Adult Participant Questionnaire

Preventing Tuberculosis in the Foreign-Born: Pediatric Participant Questionnaire

Adult Questionnaire Procedures Manual

Pediatric Questionnaire Procedures Manual

Questionnaires administered via one-on-one interview to understand missed opportunities for TB prevention in the foreign-born population in the U.S. and Canada. Procedures manuals provide instructions for how to administer the questionnaires. See here for additional information about the study.

Initial, Follow-up and Exit Interview Questionnaires about LTBI Treatment

Questionnaires administered via one-on-one interview with persons who were recommended to receive LTBI treatment to assess knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about TB and LTBI treatment, as well as perceptions of service delivery, communication with staff, and facilitators and barriers associated with care-seeking and treatment adherence.

TB Questionnaire English
TB Questionnaire Somali

English and Somali versions of a questionnaire administered via one-on-one interviews with persons about perceptions of TB in the African refugee women communities, cultural factors that influence the lives of African refugee women who have TB, and barriers and obstacles African refugee women face in initiating and completing TB and LTBI treatment. See here for additional information about the study

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Focus Group Guides
Tool/Product Description and Study URL
Discussion Guide for Phase I Focus Groups (APHA): Perceptions of TB in the Hispanic Community

Discussion Guide for Phase II Focus Groups: Reactions to TB Messages

Discussion Guide for Phase III Focus Groups: Reactions to TB Brochures and Materials

Discussion guides to conduct focus groups with leaders and staff of Hispanic Service Organizations to determine channels through which they obtain health care information; their reactions to TB messages contained in a draft brochure; barriers to involvement in TB elimination efforts; and actions they are willing to take in TB elimination efforts. Whereas this study did not result in educational materials, these guides may still be useful for collecting information from the target audience.

Provider Focus Group

HCW Focus Group Guide

Key Informant Guide
Discussion guides for key informant interviews and focus groups with health care workers to obtain information about their experience with the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the TB blood tests in diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection. The guides include questions concerning health care workers’ perceptions and expectations about the blood tests and the TST, as well as patients’ reactions to the blood tests. The guides also reference how health care workers communicate information about the blood tests to patients and recognized challenges in adopting blood tests in health care settings. See here for additional information about the study.

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Slide Sets
Tool/Product Description and Study URL

Improving Primary Care Providers’ Knowledge about TB & Latent Tuberculosis Infection

PDF Format Powerpoint Format

A slide set geared toward primary care providers who see foreign born patients at risk for LTBI and TB disease to increase their knowledge, attitudes and practices of LTBI and TB management. See here for more information about the study.

Acceptability of Interferon-Gamma Release Assays for Use in Routine Employee TB Testing


PDF Format Powerpoint Format

A slide set presenting the results of key informant interviews and focus groups with providers and patients that assessed knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices, and barriers in the use of IGRAs with respect to acceptability and usability of testing procedures; patient-provider communication about IGRAs; and barriers and facilitators in the use of the IGRAs. See related interview guides and focus group guides. See here for additional information about the study.

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Video
Tool/Product Description and Study URL

Working Together to Stop TB external site

A video that can be ordered free of charge to provide basic TB information and promote the collaborative approach to addressing TB in the African American community. See here for more information about the study.

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