PREVALENCE OF KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA IN PATIENTS
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Status: 
Ongoing

Background:

HIV and AIDS is one of the greatest public health challenges in Sub-Saharan

Africa and especially Kenya. HIV/AIDS can affect the eye and cause sight

threatening manifestations. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca occurs in a significant portion of HIV infected individuals at some point during the course of their illness, which can lead to discomfort and affect vision if untreated. therefore there is need to assess keratoconjunctivitis sicca among HIV positive patients in Kenya.

 

Objectives: The objective of this study will be to determine prevalence of keratoconjunctivitis sicca in patients with HIV/AIDS attending the couples counselling centre in Kenyatta National Hospital

 

Study design: A cross sectional descriptive study

 

Study methodology: The study will be carried out among the HIV infected patients who

attending the couples counselling centre in Kenyatta National Hospital. The information such as detailed history, physical examination and ophthalmic examination will be collected using the questionnaires. Data analysis will be done using S A A version 12. Descriptive analysis will be done to determine means, frequencies and proportions of the various variables and findings presented by means of graphs, tables and charts where appropriate.  Chi-square test and logistic regression analysis will be uses to assess for any relationships between outcomes and other variables. Confidence level will be taken as 95% (p <0.05) where applicable.

 

Collaborators: 

DR ANTONELLA WANJIKU
DR MARGRET NJUGUNA
DR JOSEPH NYAMORI