Developing a Guideline of Care for People Living with Asymptomatic HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in Thailand

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202248
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a Guideline of Care for People Living with Asymptomatic HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in Thailand
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Objectives: The Thai government is managing healthcare coverage of each population group and developing a minimum package for disadvantaged groups like those with AIDS.  However, the guideline of care was focused on the treatment of anti-retroviral therapy for symptomatic PLWHAs, while asymptomatic PLWHAs have limited access. The objective of this study was to develop a guideline which can be applied in healthcare services for asymptomatic PLWHAs. Design/methods: Participation action research was conducted.  The first draft of the guideline was developed using a systematic review of evidence-based practice of research findings, including existing documentations related to care for PLWHAs from the period of 1995-2009.  There were a total of 56 research studies consisting of 26 studies in level A, 20 studies in level B, and 30 studies in level C.  The final guideline was developed after having two participatory meetings with 50 participants including selected 30 PLWHAs, ten health care providers, and ten stakeholders.  In the meetings, the recommendations and comments from participants were tape-recorded and subsequently transcribed. The final guideline was synthesized based on the level of evidence-based data and the practical intervention of the guideline.  Revision of the final guideline was conducted after receiving comments from the meeting and the panel of 12 experts. Results: The guideline of treatment and care for asymptomatic PLWHAs were classified into seven domains: 1) self management and behavior modification, 2) health services for disease prevention and health promotion, 3) psychological support including ongoing counseling, 4) community involved support groups and HIV/AIDS clubs, 5) referral care system, 6) competency of health care providers, and  7) quality assurance of health care for PLWHAs. Conclusions/policy implications: The guideline should be examined and implemented formally in order to be approved by the health care providers, stakeholders, and committees of National Health Care Coverage.
Keywords:
healthcare coverage; guideline of care; HIV/AIDS
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a Guideline of Care for People Living with Asymptomatic HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202248-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Objectives: The Thai government is managing healthcare coverage of each population group and developing a minimum package for disadvantaged groups like those with AIDS.  However, the guideline of care was focused on the treatment of anti-retroviral therapy for symptomatic PLWHAs, while asymptomatic PLWHAs have limited access. The objective of this study was to develop a guideline which can be applied in healthcare services for asymptomatic PLWHAs. Design/methods: Participation action research was conducted.  The first draft of the guideline was developed using a systematic review of evidence-based practice of research findings, including existing documentations related to care for PLWHAs from the period of 1995-2009.  There were a total of 56 research studies consisting of 26 studies in level A, 20 studies in level B, and 30 studies in level C.  The final guideline was developed after having two participatory meetings with 50 participants including selected 30 PLWHAs, ten health care providers, and ten stakeholders.  In the meetings, the recommendations and comments from participants were tape-recorded and subsequently transcribed. The final guideline was synthesized based on the level of evidence-based data and the practical intervention of the guideline.  Revision of the final guideline was conducted after receiving comments from the meeting and the panel of 12 experts. Results: The guideline of treatment and care for asymptomatic PLWHAs were classified into seven domains: 1) self management and behavior modification, 2) health services for disease prevention and health promotion, 3) psychological support including ongoing counseling, 4) community involved support groups and HIV/AIDS clubs, 5) referral care system, 6) competency of health care providers, and  7) quality assurance of health care for PLWHAs. Conclusions/policy implications: The guideline should be examined and implemented formally in order to be approved by the health care providers, stakeholders, and committees of National Health Care Coverage.en_GB
dc.subjecthealthcare coverageen_GB
dc.subjectguideline of careen_GB
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:18:05Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:18:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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