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Project Masihambisane : a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV

dc.contributor.authorRotheram-Borus, Mary-Janeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRichter, Linda
dc.contributor.authorVan Rooyen, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorVan Heerden, Alastair
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Mark
dc.contributor.authorStein, Alan
dc.contributor.authorRochat, Tamsen
dc.contributor.authorDe Kadt, Julia
dc.contributor.authorMtungwa, Nonhle
dc.contributor.authorMkhize, Lungile
dc.contributor.authorNdlovu, Lindo
dc.contributor.authorNtombela, Lungile
dc.contributor.authorComulada, W. Scott
dc.contributor.authorDesmond, Katherine A.
dc.contributor.authorGreco, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-07T13:59:26Z
dc.date.available2014-02-07T13:59:26Z
dc.date.issued2011-01
dc.identifier.citationRotheram-Borus, M-J. et al. 2011. Project Masihambisane : a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV. Trials, 12(1):2, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-2.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1745-6215 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/86130
dc.descriptionPlease cite as follows:en_ZA
dc.descriptionRotheram-Borus, M-J. et al. 2011. Project Masihambisane : a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV. Trials, 12(1):2, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-2.en
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/12/1/2en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Pregnant women living with HIV (WLH) face daily challenges maintaining their own and their babies' health and mental health. Standard Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programs are not designed to address these challenges. Methods/Design: As part of a cluster randomized controlled trial, WLH are invited to attend four antenatal and four postnatal small group sessions led by a peer WLH (a Peer Mentor). The WLH and their babies are assessed during pregnancy and at one week, six months, and twelve months post-birth. Mobile phones are used to collect routine information, complete questionnaires and remain in contact with participants over time. Pregnant WLH (N = 1200) are randomly assigned by clinic (N = 8 clinics) to an intervention program, called Masihambisane (n = 4 clinics, n = 600 WLH) or a standard care PMTCT control condition (n = 4 clinics; n = 600 WLH). Discussion: Data collection with cellular phones are innovative and effective in low-resource settings. Standard PMTCT programs are not designed to address the daily challenges faced by WLH; Peer Mentors may be useful in supporting WLH to cope with these challenges. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov registration # NCT00972699en_ZA
dc.format.extent10 p. : map
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_ZA
dc.subjectAIDS (Disease) in pregnancyen_ZA
dc.subjectHIV-positive womenen_ZA
dc.subjectAIDS (Disease) -- Therapyen_ZA
dc.titleProject Masihambisane : a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIVen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.date.updated2013-12-03T10:48:37Z
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderMary-Jane Rotheram-Borus et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en_ZA


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