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dc.contributor.author Amukugo, Hans J.
dc.contributor.author Shiyagaya, Karolina N.
dc.contributor.author Shikongo, Katrina-Kauna
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-23T06:22:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-23T06:22:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Shiyagaya, K.N., Shikongo, K.K., & Amukugo, H.J. (2016). Level of male involvement and factors influencing male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research, 3(5), 602-617. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2394-3211
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1957
dc.description.abstract A cross-sectional study on level of male involvement and factors influencing male involvement in the PMTCT programme was carried out among 115 males whose female partners were attending the antenatal care (ANC) in the Oshakati District of the Oshana Region. The purpose of the study was to determine factors associated with low male involvement in the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Oshakati District. The objectives of this study were to determine factors influencing male involvement in PMTCT and to determine level of male involvement in PMTCT, with the aim of proposing interventions to ensure improved male involvement in the PMTCT programme for positive PMTCT outcomes. Data was collected using a standardised interview questionnaire. A purposive sampling technique was employed. Data was analysed using a Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software package version 22. The analysis included bivariate analysis with Pearson chi-squared statistics and p-value, to determine any associations between the dependent variables and the main outcome of interest. The following factors were found to be associated with male involvement n PMTCT: education level (0.001), age of female partners (0.002), type of a relationship (0.005), as well as attitudes and beliefs about PMTCT. Other factors influencing male involvement in PMTCT included lack of information about PMTCT, culture, lack of trust within the relationship, time and health system . The study concluded that male partners lack knowledge about PMTCT, hence their involvement is also limited. Thus, a comprehensive strategy should be put in place to sensitize and advocate the importance of male partner involvement in ANC/PMTCT in order to reach out male partners en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri http://www.ejpmr.com/home/abstract_id/1078 en_US
dc.subject Male involvement en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.title Level of male involvement and factors influencing male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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