What is influencing male participation in medical male circumcision as preventive intervention for HIV transmission in Windhoek, Namibia

Katangolo, Ndasilohenda (2014-04)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2014.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to identify what influencing male participation in medical male circumcision as preventive intervention for HIV transmission in Windhoek, Namibia and make recommendations, according to the findings, on how circumcision mobilization can be improved in Windhoek, Khomas Namibia. A descriptive cross-sectional study was used to identify factors contributing men not participating in the MC services. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire administered with 35 participants. SPSS was used to analyze and interpret the data. The main objective of the study was to identify factors contributing to decision of whether to circumcise or not medical male circumcision Windhoek city. The study revealed that traditional beliefs and norms on circumcision , low knowledge on male circumcision , Distance to the health centre where MC services rendered and pain are major factors contributing to men not participating in MC services. It further revealed that community, patients and health care workers are the major determinants in MC programs. Recommendations were made and the researcher is urging the government to increase fund raising activities in order to make MC services free and available to all heath centres countrywide.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van hierdie studie was om te bepaal wat beïnvloed manlike deelname in die mediese manlike besnyding as voorkomende intervensie vir MIV-oordrag in Windhoek, Namibië en aanbevelings te maak, volgens die bevindinge oor hoe besnyding mobilisering kan in Windhoek, Khomas Namibië verbeter word. ‘n Beskrywende deursnee- studie is gebruik om faktore wat bydra mans nie deelneem aan die MC dienste te identifiseer. Data is ingesamel met behulp van 'n gestruktureerde vraelys geadministreer met 35 deelnemers. SPSS is gebruik om die data te ontleed en te interpreteer. Die hoofdoel van die studie was om faktore wat bydra tot besluit of te besny of nie mediese manlike besnyding Windhoek stad te identifiseer. Die studie het getoon dat die tradisionele oortuigings en norme op die besnydenis, lae kennis oor manlike besnyding, Afstand na die gesondheids-sentrum waar MC dienste gelewer en pyn is belangrike faktore wat bydra tot die mense nie aan MC dienste. Dit het verder aan die lig gebring dat die gemeenskap, pasiënte en gesondheidswerkers is die belangrikste determinante in MC programme. Aanbevelings is gemaak en die navorser is dring die regering fondsinsameling aktiwiteite ten einde MC dienste gratis beskikbaar aan alle gesondheid -sentrums landwyd te maak , te verhoog.

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