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Nurses’ experiences of informing male patients about hiv prevention

Fri, Filippa and Mattsson, Susanna (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
In Uganda an estimated 940 000 people are living with HIV and according to UNAIDS the number of HIV incidents are increasing. Sexual risk behaviour has been reported as a contributing factor and men are reported to take higher risks than women. Nurses have a key role in advising patients about prevention and treatment of HIV. The aim of the study was to investigate nurses’ experiences of informing male patients about HIV prevention. A qualitative research was undertaken and data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Study participants were recruited from a hospital in Uganda. A total of eight nurses participated. The majority of the participants experienced a gender difference among the patients and found it more challenging to... (More)
In Uganda an estimated 940 000 people are living with HIV and according to UNAIDS the number of HIV incidents are increasing. Sexual risk behaviour has been reported as a contributing factor and men are reported to take higher risks than women. Nurses have a key role in advising patients about prevention and treatment of HIV. The aim of the study was to investigate nurses’ experiences of informing male patients about HIV prevention. A qualitative research was undertaken and data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Study participants were recruited from a hospital in Uganda. A total of eight nurses participated. The majority of the participants experienced a gender difference among the patients and found it more challenging to inform male patients. Lack of time, resources and stigma among the patients were also described as challenges regarding HIV prevention. Nurses’ attitude towards HIV as a disease differed and the majority described HIV as a no longer serious disease. (Less)
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author
Fri, Filippa and Mattsson, Susanna
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organization
alternative title
A qualitative study at a Referral Hospital in Uganda.
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
HIV, Prevention, Nursing care, Gender differences
language
English
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2531335
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2012-05-04 14:25:35
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  abstract     = {In Uganda an estimated 940 000 people are living with HIV and according to UNAIDS the number of HIV incidents are increasing. Sexual risk behaviour has been reported as a contributing factor and men are reported to take higher risks than women. Nurses have a key role in advising patients about prevention and treatment of HIV. The aim of the study was to investigate nurses’ experiences of informing male patients about HIV prevention. A qualitative research was undertaken and data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Study participants were recruited from a hospital in Uganda. A total of eight nurses participated. The majority of the participants experienced a gender difference among the patients and found it more challenging to inform male patients. Lack of time, resources and stigma among the patients were also described as challenges regarding HIV prevention. Nurses’ attitude towards HIV as a disease differed and the majority described HIV as a no longer serious disease.},
  author       = {Fri, Filippa and Mattsson, Susanna},
  keyword      = {HIV, Prevention, Nursing care, Gender differences},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Nurses’ experiences of informing male patients about hiv prevention},
  year         = {2011},
}