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A comparative analysis of fixed and mobile clinic HIV/AIDS services in Madibeng sub-district

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dc.contributor.advisor Makhubela-Nkondo, Olga Naome en
dc.contributor.advisor Obi, Chikwelu Larry en Habedi, Debbie Kgomotso en 2009-08-25T10:47:53Z 2009-08-25T10:47:53Z 2009-08-25T10:47:53Z 2007-10-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Habedi, Debbie Kgomotso (2009) A comparative analysis of fixed and mobile clinic HIV/AIDS services in Madibeng sub-district, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The scourge of HIV and AIDS can no longer be underestimated. Its devastating effects have been translated into immeasurable monetary and human costs. Women and children, particularly among the rural communities, have borne most of the brunt accruing from the devastating socio-economic consequences of the disease. PURPOSE This study is intended to highlight the plight of rural communities who are constantly besieged by the demand and supply disequilibrium in the provision of primary health care and preventive interventions. OBJECTIVES To describe, compare and analyse HIV / AIDS health care services provided by fixed and mobile clinics in the Madibeng Sub-District of the North West Province. POPULATION The sampled participants were selected from a universal population among pregnant women. SAMPLING A sample of 100 pregnant women from the fixed and mobile clinics participated in answering the questionnaires during their antenatal care visits. RESEARCH SETTING The Madibeng Sub-District in the North West Province been selected as a suitable research site, as it met most of the selection criteria developed by the researcher's judgement sampling. RESEARCH DESIGN The data recorded on the questionnaires by the participants was used to compare and analyse the pregnant women's feelings about HIV / AIDS services of fixed and mobile clinics. Group discussions were also held prior self completion of questionnaires. Questionnaires were administered by the researcher and the two health promoters. FINDINGS It was found that participants in both mobile and fixed clinic have attended HIV / AIDS health care services. Fixed clinic and mobile clinic are respectively viewed as offering better health care services to pregnant women. CONCLUSIONS The research results from this study indicate that HIV / AIDS services provided at both the fixed clinic and mobile service points, including antenatal or prenatal care, are almost similar. RECOMMENDATIONS It is recommended for improving HIV / AIDS health care services that health care providers at Jericho mobile clinic and Jericho fixed clinic intervene by slowing the progression of HIV infection because it has a negative impact on the lives of women. The Jericho clinic and mobile clinic staff should be encouraged to adopt the perspective that HIV / AIDS is not a death sentence, but a preventable disease, not withstanding its deadly consequences on families and communities. The staff at these clinics is also to be motivated to adopt co-operative health care and psycho-social strategies, in which team work and the involvement and participation of all relevant stakeholders is viewed as an integral part of the struggle against HIV / AIDS and its devastating spread. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 121 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Mobile Clinic en
dc.subject Fixed clinic en
dc.subject Comparative analysis en
dc.subject Sub-district en
dc.subject HIV / AIDS services en
dc.subject Midwife en
dc.subject.ddc 616.97920096894
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- Madibeng District
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- South Africa -- Madibeng District
dc.subject.lcsh Clinics -- Utilization -- South Africa -- Madibeng District
dc.subject.lcsh Antiretroviral agents -- Sout Africa -- Madibeng District
dc.title A comparative analysis of fixed and mobile clinic HIV/AIDS services in Madibeng sub-district en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en M.A. (Health Studies) en

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