A study to establish factors that lead to non adherence to anti-retroviral treatment for orphans living with HIV in Okahandja Constituency

Mumbuna, Yetambuyu (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study sought to establish the factors that lead to the non-adherence of antiretroviral treatment for orphans on treatment in Okahandja constituency. Parents and guardians of orphans and non-orphans who were on ART were interviewed. Professionals who provided services to children on ART were also interviewed to establish more information on the topic. These were nurses, community counsellors, a social worker and a doctor. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from primary respondents while a semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data from key informants.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie was om die faktore te bepaal was lei tot die ongereelde gebruik van antiretrovirale middels by weeskinders wat op behandeling is in die Okahandja gebied. Daar is onderhoude gevoer met ouers en voogde van die wees- sowel as nie-weeskinders wat op die behandeling is. Verdere onderhoude is ook gevoer met professionele persone wat dienste aan die kinders bied, met die doel om meer inligting oor die onderwerp te bekom. Hulle sluit in verpleegsters, gemeenskapsberaders, 'n maatskaplike werker en 'n dokter. 'n Gestruktureerde vraelys is gebruik om data in te samel van primêre respondente, terwyl 'n semi-gestruktureerde vraelys gebruik is om verder data in te samel.

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