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Education Materials > Publications > Improving Patients Adherence to TB Treatment > Strategies > Table 1

Improving Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment (1994)

Table 1: Incentives and Enablers: South Carolina TB Control Program

Money

Food
Applesauce (in which to mix medicine)
Fruit
Homemade cakes and cookies
Big Macs
French fries
Chicken snacks and dinners
Whole, uncooked chickens
Bread
Eggs
Pickles
Vienna sausages
Ice cream
Blow-Pops
Shrimp
Canned food
Oatmeal cakes
Pudding (in which to mix medicine)
Steak dinner
Sausage biscuits
Beverages
Soft drinks
Juices
Milk
Nutritional supplements (e.g., Ensure)
Coffee
Tea

Clothing
Socks
Gloves
Stockings
Sweaters
Coats

Automotive
Battery
Gasoline
Motor oil

Fishing Supplies
Fishing pole
Crickets
Worms

Household
Wood stove
Kerosene
Fuel oil for heat
Smoke alarm
Cooking utensils
Furniture

Services
Helping obtain birth certificate
Washing patientís clothes
Arranging building of wheelchair ramp
Installing wood stove
Helping obtain driverís license
Repairing bicycle

Transportation
Bus fare
Bicycle
Paying a friend for transportation
Staff transporting patient to doctor

Seasonal
Homemade Valentine cookies
Easter baskets
Christmas baskets (food)
Birthday cakes
Thanksgiving hams
Nurses dressed in Halloween costumes
Birthday cards

Children
Reading stories
Painting childís nails
Tea party with child
Playing games
Chewing gum
Charts with stars and stickers
Stuffed animals
Grab bag with assorted treats
School supplies
Storybooks
Basketball
Crossword puzzle books

Personal Care
Contraceptives (e.g., condoms)
Razor blades
Shaving cream
Face cream
Powder
Makeup
Nail polish
Obtaining non-TB medicines

Garden
Flowers
Flower bulbs

Source: Using incentives and enablers in the tuberculosis control program. Columbia: American Lung Association of South Carolina and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Tuberculosis Control, 1989.

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