Assessment of ARVs adherence among the people living with HIV/AIDS in Temeke Municipal Hospital Dar-es- salaam Region Tanzania

Samjella, Grace S. (2015) Assessment of ARVs adherence among the people living with HIV/AIDS in Temeke Municipal Hospital Dar-es- salaam Region Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study set out to assess utilization of ARVs among PLWHA in Dar es Salaam Region. The study was specifically on assessing the awareness, knowledge and attitude of PLWHA who uses ARVs in TemekeMunicipalHospital.The study objective included the assessment of the PLWHA social demographic information of PLWHA and their awareness; knowledge and attitude towards the of ARVs treatment. Furthermore in the study explores accessibility of ARVs to PLWHA in TemekeMunicipalHospital. The study was uses structured Questionnaires and structured interview as method of data collection. Various literatures were reviewed indicating various factors that contribute to poor adherence to ARVs among PLWHA. Factors involve community based, national level, and individual and structural factors. The study findings also observed barriers on effective accessibility of ARVs from socio economic factors, stigma, structure issues, health provider barriers, changing medications side effects, ARVs increased appetite, stigma, discrimination,perceived effectiveness of ARVs, drugs accessibility, cost and infrastructure However the access to ARVs at treatment centers has been challenging as sometimes supply of ARVs from Medical Store Department has been limited. The study concluded substantive number of respondents was aware of ARVs uses in TemekeMunicipalHospital but still the knowledge is not uniform. The study recommends that Community counselors should be educated on how to increase awareness of ARVs in family level, individual and community, in this way those who need ARV treatment can see the positive results of treatment, and experiences can be shared with the community and health workers

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 11:01
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 11:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1112

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