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International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research
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Relationship between quality of care for people living with HIV/AIDS and socio-economic variables: A case of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania


Volume 9, Issue 1, September 2014, Pages 1–8

 Relationship between quality of care for people living with HIV/AIDS  and socio-economic variables: A case of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania

T. N. Elias, R. N. Masako, and S. S. Mhango

Original language: English

Received 2 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Assessment of the relationship between quality of care provided to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and socio-economic variables was undertaken in Morogoro Municipality whereby a cross-sectional survey approach was adopted. Ninety PLWHA from two NGOs that are well known to support PLWHA in Morogoro Municipality were involved. Data were collected through face to face interviews. Descriptive and inferential methods of data analysis were used. Six variables were tested to determine their relationship with the quality of care in three components of care. Results showed that counseling and testing was significantly influenced by only the duration of living with the virus while medical care was affected by age and education level of respondents. The communication and behaviour change component was affected by respondents' age and marital status. It is therefore recommended that education be strengthened to PLWHA and even the care providers that high quality of care is essential to all PLWHA regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds so as to improve the quality of and prolong their lives.

Author Keywords: HIV/AIDS, PLWHA, counseling, opportunistic infection, behaviour change.


How to Cite this Article


T. N. Elias, R. N. Masako, and S. S. Mhango, “Relationship between quality of care for people living with HIV/AIDS and socio-economic variables: A case of Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1–8, September 2014.