OCULAR FEATURES OF HIV/AIDS IN ADULTS; KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE AMONG CLINICIANS IN COMPREHENSIVE CARE CENTRES IN NYANZA, KENYA
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ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION

HIV/AIDS effects on the eye can be categorized into: anterior segment, posterior segment, ocular adnexae, neuro-ophthalmic features, orbital and ocular toxicity.

Comprehensive care centers in government hospitals offer free HIV/AIDS services. They are run by qualified clinical officers and in a few hospitals, medical officers.

Research shows that a lot of knowledge gaps exist on various aspects of HIV/AIDS.

OBJECTIVE

Assess knowledge, attitude and practice on ocular features of HIV/AIDS in adults among clinicians working in comprehensive care centers

DESIGN

Cross sectional descriptive study

SETTING

Nyanza province has a total number of 59 district and sub-district hospitals, 2 provincial level hospitals; Kisii Level five Hospital and Jaramogi Odinga Referral Hospital. Each of these hospitals has a comprehensive care centre (CCC) and other clinical departments that are able to manage major opportunistic infections in HIV patients.

Study period: March 2013

 

SUBJECTS/PARTICIPANTS

 All clinical officers and medical officers working in the CCC in Nyanza

MATERIAL & METHOD

A questionnaire administered by the investigator to the participants.

Data collected and analyzed by SPSS version 17.0

 

 

Collaborators: 
Start Month: 
April
Start Year: 
2013
End Month: 
December
End Year: 
2013