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Subject/Keyword
healers
community-based ARV programs
Uganda
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Huntington, Janis Dawn
Supervisor and department
Kipp, Walter (Public Health Sciences)
Examining committee member and department
Houston, Stan (Medicine)
Rothe, Peter (Public Health Sciences)
Jhangri, Gian (Public Health Sciences)
Department
Public Health Sciences
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-01-29T19:38:19Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
In Uganda there is a gap between the coverage of cARV programs and the number of people who require treatment. Community-based initiatives are necessary to scale-up cARV programs. Healers have been shown to be able to play a role in other aspects of HIV care including prevention. This study assessed the potential to include healers in Kabarole district in community-based cARV programs to increase program coverage in this rural area. We completed 219 questionnaires and quantified knowledge of HIV/AIDS, attitude towards HIV/AIDS patients, previous experience in collaborating with conventional medical care, and willingness to collaborate to provide cARVs to their villagemates. Multivariate modeling identified characteristics of types of healers that may make them more suitable for collaboration. Qualitative analysis indicated that both healers and health care workers would be willing to work together to try and improve care for HIV/AIDS patients.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3ZW28
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License granted by Janis Huntington (janisgeary@gmail.com) on 2010-01-28T19:12:24Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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