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Prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress in HIV lay counsellors in Nkangala district, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-12 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T21:20:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T21:20:20Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3237
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated the prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress in a sample of HIV lay counsellors in South Africa. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 117 HIV lay counsellors in 71 health facilities in one health district (Nkangala) in Mpumalanga province in South Africa. Results indicate that half of the HIV lay counsellors (49.6%) counselled 6 to 10 clients on average per day, 19.7% saw 11 or more clients on an average day, and 20.5% indicated that they were HIV positive. About half (49.5%) were not satisfied with their work environment; 5.1% met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and 19.7% scored on the subthreshold PTSD. Personal history, including being attacked by a weapon, being a victim of physical assault, witnessing a physical assault, witnessing or experiencing a serious accident or injury, and perceived responsibility for serious injury or death of another person were significantly associated with severity of PTSD symptoms. In univariate analysis, lifetime trauma experiences were associated with full or threshold PTSD. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject STRESS en
dc.subject MPUMALANGA PROVINCE en
dc.subject POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING en
dc.subject COUNSELLING SERVICES en
dc.title Prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress in HIV lay counsellors in Nkangala district, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 22(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2012/13 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7443 en
dc.PageNumber 387-392 en
dc.outputnumber 6094 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. (2012) Prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress in HIV lay counsellors in Nkangala district, South Africa. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 22(3):387-392. en
dc.publicationyear 2012 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en


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