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Title: Factors contributing to enrollment of HIV/AIDS patients in art care clinic In Kambuga Hospital Kanungu District Uganda
Authors: Ariyo, Crispino
Keywords: HIV/AIDS patients
Art care clinic
Kambuga Hospital
Kanungu District
Uganda
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Allied Health Sciences
Abstract: Topic: Factors contributing to enrollment of HIV patients in ART care clinic in Kambuga hospital Kanungu district. Specific objectives: To determine association between psychosocial factors and enrollment of HIV patients in ART care clinic ,to determine association between economic factors and enrollment of HIV patients in ART care clinic, to determine association between health system factors and enrollment of HIV patients in ART care clinic. Methods. The study used a cross-sectional design with quantitative approaches. The study used a sample size of 80 respondents. Questionnaire was used as an instrument to collect data. Descriptive statistics were used to present quantitative data and this involved the use of frequency tables. Results: stigma, fear of disclosure, fear of side effects of drugs and fear of drug toxicities were some of the associated psychosocial factors. Patients inability to take time of work for clinic appointments, transport costs patients , food insecurity and inadequate patient resources were the associated economic factors while the associated health system factors included inadequate counselors ,staff shortages ,less frequent dispensing and long waiting hours by patients. Conclusion: The association between psychosocial factors and enrollment of patients included stigma followed by fear of disclosure then fear of drug toxicities and finally fear of drug side effect. The association between economic factors and enrollment included patient’s inability to take time of work for clinic appointments followed by transport costs then food insecurity and finally inadequate resources. The association between health system factors and enrollment included inadequate counselors followed by staff shortages then less frequent dispensing and finally long waiting hours. Recommendations: It was recommended that continuous health education and empowerment of parents, religious leaders, teachers and those affected with HIV/AIDS should get involved in dissemination of information concerning HIV/AIDS. Also there is need to train and recruit more personnel for efficiency in management of the patient.
Description: A research report submitted to the School Of Allied Health Sciences in partial fulfillment for the award of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4656
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