Setting Priorities for a Research Agenda to Combat Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Children

Velayutham et al. (2015) full text summary PDF

For which topic were research priorities identified?

drug-resistant tuberculosis in children

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?


Why was it conducted at all?

Numerous knowledge gaps hamper the prevention and treatment of childhood drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Identifying research priorities is vital to inform and develop strategies to address this neglected problem.

What was the objective?

to systematically identify and rank research priorities in childhood drug-resistant tuberculosis

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 10 research questions

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

CHNRI approach

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: literature review: to develop list of potential research priorities. Step 2: data processing: initial list of 79 questions compressed to 53 questions in consultation with experts, questions then organized using CHNRI framework. Step 3: scoring research questions: survey, participants were asked to score each research question based on 5 criteria

Which stakeholders took part?

Paediatricians, members of the sentinel project on pediatric drug-resistant tuberculosis. 81 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

Participants were recruited via the Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.