Role of Social Workers in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence to Children’s Living With HIV/AIDS: A Case of Temeke Municipal (PASADA)

Anthony, Rahma L. (2017) Role of Social Workers in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence to Children’s Living With HIV/AIDS: A Case of Temeke Municipal (PASADA). Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study assessed the role of social workers in ART adherence to children’s living with HIV/AIDs using Temeke Municipal at Pastral Activities and services for People with Aids Dar es Salaam Archdiocese (PASADA) as the areas of study, To arrive into this the study used four key research objectives that intended to assess the extent of ART adherence among children living with HIV, To look on key impending factors towards ART adherence. Assessing social workers contributions and challenges in helping children to adhere with ART as well looking on the best modality social worker could be placed to further intervene or influence children living with HIV/AIDs adherence to ART. The study was conducted in Temeke municipal at PASADA, Dar es Salaam using 30 guardians/parents and 30 social workers and other health practioners. The study used case study research design; Data collection was done by using questionnaire and direct observations. Data collected where edited, coded and entered into Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS version 22.00) thereafter different frequency tables, cross tabulations and graphs were used to identify findings from respondents. Findings revealed that only 63% of all respondent who were involved under the study adhered with ART, This is very low compared to accepted rate of 95%.Reasons for low adherence rates was explained to be shortage of health care providers, Side effects, too many pills, no privacy in taken ARV pills ,child too ill ,drugs run out at home, Child away from home ,fear of having side effects and care givers forgets. It was also observed that social workers plays very limited role in ensuring ART adherence among children living with HIV. It is recommended that, the following needs to be done to address the problem: More budget allocation, privacy, more clinics as well as more education to the public

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 10:53

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