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Title: Effectiveness of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) on Human Immune Virus /Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevalence among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health Center, Kampala District
Authors: Nyandira, Robinah
Keywords: Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT
Human Immune Virus
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HIV/AIDS
Pregnant mothers
Naguru Health Center, Kampala District
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the effectiveness of prevention of mother to child transmission on Human Immune Virus /Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevalence among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health center-Kampala District. It was guided by three objectives namely:-i) To examine the challenges associated with effective prevention of mother to child transmission among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health Center-Kampala District, ii) to examine the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health center-Kampala District and iii) to determine the relationship between prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS and its prevalence among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health center-Kampala District. This study employed quantitative, descriptive correlational survey. It was correlational in that it describes the relationship between the effectiveness of prevention of mother to child transmission and HIV prevalence among pregnant mothers. The researcher employed self-administered questionnaire to collect data on effectiveness of prevention of mother to child transmission and HIV prevalence among pregnant mothers where a four Iikert scale was i) strongly disagree, ii) disagree, iii) agree, and iv) strongly agree. The findings indicated that 70% of the respondents were 30 and above. The challenges associated with effective prevention of mother to child transmission among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health Center-Kampala District was generally often on average, only one item namely: The language used by workers its had to understand (mean=3.76 standard deviation=.788) the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS among pregnant mothers of Naguru Health center is generally high (overall mean=2.89 with a standard deviation of 0.459) The findings also indicated a positive significant relationship between prevention of mother to child transmission and prevalence of HIV/AIDS (r=.685, sig. =0.000). From the findings and the conclusions of the study, the researcher recommends:-There is a need to encourage pregnant mothers to pills as prescribed by doctors, ii) Pregnant mothers are required to start antenatal as early as possible, iii) There is need to provide post exposure prophylaxis to children as soon as they have realized any danger, iv) There is a need to counsel pregnant mothers about stigma to protect their children v) There is a need to sensitive the pregnant mothers about the dangers of HIV/AIDS, vi)There is a need to improve on the languages used in counseling pregnant mothers, vii) The youths should be provided with knowledge about HIV/AIDS and its effects and viii)There should be enough information given on HIV/AIDS at a particular age that is to say modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS among expectant and non-expectant mothers.
Description: A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor's Degree of Guidance and Counseling of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/13998
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