Assessment of HIV Positive Mother's Knowledge on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Available Resources and Options in a Province in South Africa

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148405
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Presentation
Title:
Assessment of HIV Positive Mother's Knowledge on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Available Resources and Options in a Province in South Africa
Abstract:
Assessment of HIV Positive Mother's Knowledge on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Available Resources and Options in a Province in South Africa
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Khoza, Sizakele T. L, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of the Witwatersrand
Title:Tutor
Co-Authors:L. M. Modiba, PhD
[Clinical Session Presentation] Background: The South African department of health introduced a new PMTCT programme that now provides ARVs to all HIV-positive pregnant mothers at 28 weeks gestation. This new programme is aimed at increasing the effectiveness of PMTCT. However, this programme does not end at the drug regime; it needs the full commitment, insight and participation of the mother throughout the perinatal period in order for it to be successful. Aim: To assess the knowledge of HIV positive pregnant women about PMTCT, the resources and options available to them. Method: Qualitative, descriptive and contextual design was used. Data collection was done through purposive sampling and in-depth unstructured interviews. Findings: All the women who were interviewed knew about the Nevirapine tablets they would have to take when they go into labour and about the breastfeeding options. Few knew about their options for method of delivery and termination of pregnancy. The options of adoption, termination of pregnancy and social support grants were not mentioned at all during counselling. Conclusion: HIV positive pregnant women have only the basic knowledge about the PMTCT programme. Midwives need to take a more active role in educating HIV positive pregnant women about this programme so that they can make use of it to its fullest.
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.titleAssessment of HIV Positive Mother's Knowledge on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Available Resources and Options in a Province in South Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148405-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessment of HIV Positive Mother's Knowledge on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Available Resources and Options in a Province in South Africa</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">Khoza, Sizakele T. L, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of the Witwatersrand</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Tutor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Sizakela.Khoza@wits.ac.za</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">L. M. Modiba, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Session Presentation] Background: The South African department of health introduced a new PMTCT programme that now provides ARVs to all HIV-positive pregnant mothers at 28 weeks gestation. This new programme is aimed at increasing the effectiveness of PMTCT. However, this programme does not end at the drug regime; it needs the full commitment, insight and participation of the mother throughout the perinatal period in order for it to be successful. Aim: To assess the knowledge of HIV positive pregnant women about PMTCT, the resources and options available to them. Method: Qualitative, descriptive and contextual design was used. Data collection was done through purposive sampling and in-depth unstructured interviews. Findings: All the women who were interviewed knew about the Nevirapine tablets they would have to take when they go into labour and about the breastfeeding options. Few knew about their options for method of delivery and termination of pregnancy. The options of adoption, termination of pregnancy and social support grants were not mentioned at all during counselling. Conclusion: HIV positive pregnant women have only the basic knowledge about the PMTCT programme. Midwives need to take a more active role in educating HIV positive pregnant women about this programme so that they can make use of it to its fullest.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:44:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:44:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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