South Africa - SMS Nudges as a Tool to Reduce Tuberculosis Treatment Delay and Pretreatment Loss to Follow-up: A Randomized Controlled Trial 2017-2018

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This is the microdataset used in the paper "SMS nudges as a tool to reduce Tuberculosis treatment delay and pretreatment loss to follow-up. A randomized controlled trial". We fielded two SMS interventions in three Cape Town clinics to see their effects on whether people returned to clinic, and how quickly. One was a simple reminder; the other aimed to overcome “optimism bias” by reminding people TB is curable and many millions die unnecessarily from it. Recruits were randomly assigned at the clinic level to a control group or one of the two SMS groups (1:2:2). In addition to estimating effects on the full sample, we also estimated effects on HIV-positive patients.

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Microdata
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English
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Geographical Coverage: 
South Africa
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Release Date: 
April 3, 2019

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
October 21, 2019

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Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

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Harvest Source ID: 
10397
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Version Description: 
Version 01 (March 2019)
Publisher Name: 

Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
World Bank, South Africa Development Fund, WHO Strengthening Implementation Grant, Erasmus Trust Fund - Research for Health Impact in Africa, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, National Research Foundation SA
Study Type: 
Other Household Health Survey
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Adam Wagstaff; World Bank
Sampling Procedure: 
Patients not already being treated for TB arriving in TB waiting rooms of 3 clinics. Aimed to recruit 90% of new patients over recruitment period. Inclusion criteria: Adult, provided consent, not already on treatment, waiting for a TB test or just had a TB test. Exclusion criteria: Adult, refused consent, already on treatment, not waiting for a TB test or just had a TB test. Recruitment was from 2 October 2017 until 15 December 2017. Fieldworkers continued visiting clinics and phoning patients until mid-February 2018 to collect data on patients’ return-to-clinic date, test results and treatment start date.
Questionnaires: 
CAPI interview at recruitment was based on a long questionnaire only a few questions from which were used in the present study. The questionnaire is therefore not attached to the current dataset.
Supervision: 
Multiple fieldworkers were used overseen by a project coordinator overseen in turn by co-PI Prof. Ronelle Burger. Fieldworkers collected initial and follow-up data in tablets, and uploaded the data to a central server. The project coordinator undertook the randomization to the control and two treatment groups as described in the paper.
Data Editing: 
Data-cleaning was done by staff at Stellenbosch University and the World Bank.
Other Processing: 
The dataset includes: outcomes (whether the patient returned to get their TB test results and if so how quickly); information on demographics, education, housing, family circumstances etc.; intervention group assignment; HIV status; and whether the intervention was delivered correctly (an exclusion variable for the per-protocol analysis).

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Wagstaff, A. (World Bank), Ronelle Burger (Stellenbosch University), and Eddy Van Doorslaer (Erasmus University). 2019. SMS Nudges as a Tool to Reduce Tuberculosis Treatment Delay and Pretreatment Loss to Follow-up; A Randomized Controlled Trial (SMSTB-RCT) 2017-2018. REF: ZAF_2017_SMSTB-RCT_v01_M. Downloaded from [url] on [date].

This is the microdataset used in the paper "SMS nudges as a tool to reduce Tuberculosis treatment delay and pretreatment loss to follow-up. A randomized controlled trial". We fielded two SMS interventions in three Cape Town clinics to see their effects on whether people returned to clinic, and how quickly. One was a simple reminder; the other aimed to overcome “optimism bias” by reminding people TB is curable and many millions die unnecessarily from it. Recruits were randomly assigned at the clinic level to a control group or one of the two SMS groups (1:2:2). In addition to estimating effects on the full sample, we also estimated effects on HIV-positive patients.

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Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Supervision: 
Multiple fieldworkers were used overseen by a project coordinator overseen in turn by co-PI Prof. Ronelle Burger. Fieldworkers collected initial and follow-up data in tablets, and uploaded the data to a central server. The project coordinator undertook the randomization to the control and two treatment groups as described in the paper.
Economy Coverage: 
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Adam Wagstaff; World Bank
Publisher Name: 
Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank
Version Description: 
Version 01 (March 2019)
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Sampling Procedure: 
Patients not already being treated for TB arriving in TB waiting rooms of 3 clinics. Aimed to recruit 90% of new patients over recruitment period. Inclusion criteria: Adult, provided consent, not already on treatment, waiting for a TB test or just had a TB test. Exclusion criteria: Adult, refused consent, already on treatment, not waiting for a TB test or just had a TB test. Recruitment was from 2 October 2017 until 15 December 2017. Fieldworkers continued visiting clinics and phoning patients until mid-February 2018 to collect data on patients’ return-to-clinic date, test results and treatment start date.
Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Last Updated Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019
Questionnaires: 
CAPI interview at recruitment was based on a long questionnaire only a few questions from which were used in the present study. The questionnaire is therefore not attached to the current dataset.
Data Editing: 
Data-cleaning was done by staff at Stellenbosch University and the World Bank.
Other Processing: 
The dataset includes: outcomes (whether the patient returned to get their TB test results and if so how quickly); information on demographics, education, housing, family circumstances etc.; intervention group assignment; HIV status; and whether the intervention was delivered correctly (an exclusion variable for the per-protocol analysis).
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
10397
Citation Text: 
Wagstaff, A. (World Bank), Ronelle Burger (Stellenbosch University), and Eddy Van Doorslaer (Erasmus University). 2019. SMS Nudges as a Tool to Reduce Tuberculosis Treatment Delay and Pretreatment Loss to Follow-up; A Randomized Controlled Trial (SMSTB-RCT) 2017-2018. REF: ZAF_2017_SMSTB-RCT_v01_M. Downloaded from [url] on [date].
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18190
Study Type: 
Other Household Health Survey
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Yes
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 

World Bank, South Africa Development Fund, WHO Strengthening Implementation Grant, Erasmus Trust Fund - Research for Health Impact in Africa, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, National Research Foundation SA

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