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Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation in rural community health centres in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:45:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:45:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10500
dc.description.abstract This study explores organisational and individual provider influences on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation at 12 community health centres (CHCs) in a rural South African setting. Clinic staff members (N = 103; females = 86%, nurse managers = 9.7%, nurses = 54.4%, lay health workers = 35.9%) were surveyed on PMTCT implementation acceptability and skills. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics comparing PMTCT protocol implementation achievements and clinic-level PMTCT indicators. Results indicate that staff were very positive about the frequency at which each element of the PMTCT protocol was achieved. Several areas where gaps in conformity to the PMTCT protocol were identified including delivery at the clinic, HIV retesting, provision of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) and six-week polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. It was unclear what organisational or individual characteristics contributed to this variation. Overall, providers' perception of barriers to care and human resource capacity were unrelated to performance and fidelity of protocol implementation. en
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dc.subject MPUMALANGA PROVINCE en
dc.subject PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) PROGRAMME en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject CHILD WELL-BEING en
dc.title Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation in rural community health centres in Mpumalanga province, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 26(5) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9531 en
dc.PageNumber 415-418 en
dc.outputnumber 8386 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K., Prado, G., Horigian, V., Weiss, S., Cook, R., Sifunda, S. & Jones, D. (2016) Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) implementation in rural community health centres in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 26(5):415-418. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Prado, G. en
dc.contributor.author3 Horigian, V. en
dc.contributor.author4 Weiss, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Cook, R. en
dc.contributor.author6 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author7 Jones, D. en


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