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Knowledge, attitudes and practices among parents towards human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) testing and treatment for children: the case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolamo, Bethabile
dc.contributor.author Matinhure, Nelia
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-11T07:35:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-11T07:35:11Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.date.submitted 2013-12-11
dc.identifier.citation Matinhure, Nelia (2013) Knowledge, attitudes and practices among parents towards human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) testing and treatment for children: the case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13048> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13048
dc.description.abstract Despite the availability of services, parents on antiretroviral treatment do not routinely get their children HIV tested and treated. The study aimed to document knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents towards HIV testing and treatment among children aged 0-14 years. A quantitative cross-sectional analytic study design was applied and a structured questionnaire used to collect data from 192 respondents. Findings show that 71.4% of respondents had correct knowledge of HIV transmission in children. Negative attitudes towards HIV testing of children were expressed by 42.2% of respondents while practices were reported by 16.7%. Practices were associated with self-efficacy, stigma, number of children and marital status. Knowledge and attitudes did not affect parental practices of HIV testing of children. Parents with low self-efficacy felt stigmatised, had negative attitudes, poor perception of availability of services and were unlikely to get children HIV tested. Recommendations to increase HIV testing among children included provision of skills and support to parents for HIV disclosure; localized care models to reduce stigma and identify children in need; and improving quality of services. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 107 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Attitudes en
dc.subject Feasibility en
dc.subject HIV testing of children en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Practice en
dc.subject Self-efficacy en
dc.subject Stigma en
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes and practices among parents towards human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) testing and treatment for children: the case of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health) en


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