Table 1 Differences between patients who completed the intervention and those who dropped out

From: Brief psychotherapy administered by non-specialised health workers to address risky substance use in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a feasibility and acceptability study

Variables Dropoutsa
(n = 14)
Completed intervention
(n = 26)
Age (years)
 Median (IQR) 28 (26–39) 36 (27–43)
Gender
 Males, n (%) 6 (43%) 14 (54%)
Education
 Any schooling, n % 13 (93%) 25 (97%)
 Highest grade completed, median (IQR) 8 (6–9) 7 (6–11)
Housing
 Formal housing, n % 8 (57%) 20 (77%)
 No. of people sharing house, med (IQR) 4 (3–6) 4 (3–7)
 No. of rooms in house, med (IQR) 3 (1–5) 3 (2–4)
Employment
 Employed, n % 3 (21%) 10 (38%)
 Unemployed, 11 (79%) 15 (58%)
 Full-time student, n % 1 (3%) 1 (4%)
Smoking status
 Current smoking, n % 5 (36%) 13 (50%)
 Previous smoking, n % 4 (29%) 7 (27%)
 Never smoked, n % 5 (36%) 6 (23%)
  1. aFourteen patients excluded after enrolment: 5 (13%) because they were discharged before the inpatient counselling intervention was completed, 3 (8%) because they were ultimately found not to have MDR-TB (one false-positive genotypic for rifampicin resistance, and two cases of extended drug resistance), 3 (8%) because they were lost to follow-up and 3 (8%) because they withdrew consent
  2. There were no statistically significant differences