Palliative care for people living with HIV/AIDS: Factors influencing healthcare workers’ knowledge, attitude and practice in public health facilities, Abuja, Nigeria

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Whenayon Simeon AjisegiriKabiru Sabitu

Abstract

Physicians, nurses and allied health staff play very vital roles in addressing palliative care (PC) needs of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The healthcare professionals’ experiences determine the success of palliative care delivery. There is paucity of data on palliative care for PLWHA. For this reason, we assessed the knowledge, attitude and practice of palliative care for PLWHA and associated factors among health care professionals. We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study among healthcare workers (HCWs) in public health facilities in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria between February and May, 2017. Multistage sampling technique with proportionate-to-size allocation was used to determine facility sample size and HCWs per professional discipline. Data were collected with questionnaires adapted from Palliative Care Quiz for Nursing, Frommelt Attitude toward Care of the Dying and practical questions adapted from PC standard guidelines. Univariate analysis was done to compute frequencies and proportions. Odd’s ratios were calculated to assess the statistical association between variables and P-value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant. Multivariate analysis was conducted on variables that were significant with bi...Continue Reading

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