Management of HIV and AIDS Related Chronic Pain in a Primary Care Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147117
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Management of HIV and AIDS Related Chronic Pain in a Primary Care Setting
Abstract:
Management of HIV and AIDS Related Chronic Pain in a Primary Care Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Wright, Susan C., D, Tech, Nursing
P.I. Institution Name:Tshwane University of Technology
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Mogalagadi R. Makua, B, Tech, Nursing; Johanna E. Maree, D, Cur, (Pret)
[Clinical Session Presentation] Though the experience of living with HIV and AIDS is unique to each individual, a common factor is dealing with the chronic pain associated with the condition. HIV and AIDS patients may experience pain in more than one area simultaneously; the pain may be caused by the disease itself or the therapies used to treat the disease. The most frequent reason for HIV and AIDS patients seeking health care in a primary health care clinic is pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of chronic pain management for HIV and AIDS patients in a primary health care clinic in Tshwane District. The design was a quantitative survey with a qualitative exploratory component. The data-gathering method was self-report using a semi-structured interview format and observation using a checklist. Data analysis was done with descriptive statistics and content analysis using open coding. The study revealed that patients? pain was not effectively assessed, though more than 95% of the AIDS patients using the primary health clinic experienced moderate to severe pain. In addition it was determined, using the three-step approach of the World Health Organization as the standard, that the chronic pain of AIDS patients was under-assessed and under-treated in the primary health clinic. Only 8.4% of the prescribing was done according to the guidelines. Under treatment was associated with both the registered professional nurses and the system used in primary health care. A thorough review of the management of HIV and AIDS related chronic pain in primary health care in South Africa is recommended.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManagement of HIV and AIDS Related Chronic Pain in a Primary Care Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147117-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Management of HIV and AIDS Related Chronic Pain in&nbsp;a Primary Care Setting</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wright, Susan C., D, Tech, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tshwane University of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wrightscd@tut.ac.za</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mogalagadi R. Makua, B, Tech, Nursing; Johanna E. Maree, D, Cur, (Pret)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Though the experience of living with HIV and AIDS is unique to each individual, a common factor is dealing with the chronic pain associated with the condition. HIV and AIDS patients may experience pain in more than one area simultaneously; the pain may be caused by the disease itself or the therapies used to treat the disease. The most frequent reason for HIV and AIDS patients seeking health care in a primary health care clinic is pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of chronic pain management for HIV and AIDS patients in a primary health care clinic in Tshwane District. The design was a quantitative survey with a qualitative exploratory component. The data-gathering method was self-report using a semi-structured interview format and observation using a checklist. Data analysis was done with descriptive statistics and content analysis using open coding. The study revealed that patients? pain was not effectively assessed, though more than 95% of the AIDS patients using the primary health clinic experienced moderate to severe pain. In addition it was determined, using the three-step approach of the World Health Organization as the standard, that the chronic pain of AIDS patients was under-assessed and under-treated in the primary health clinic. Only 8.4% of the prescribing was done according to the guidelines. Under treatment was associated with both the registered professional nurses and the system used in primary health care. A thorough review of the management of HIV and AIDS related chronic pain in primary health care in South Africa is recommended.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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