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Title: Assessment on needs of ART Consumers in Addis Ababa: The Case of 20 ART Consumers at Alert Hospital
Authors: Zelalem, Fesseha
Advisors: Charlla Allen (Ph.D)
Copyright: 2007
Date Added: 3-Feb-2009
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: A qualitative explanatory research was deployed to assess the needs of ART consumers in Alert hospital who are residing in Kolfe Keranio sub city Kebele 02/03. The study participants are People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who are selected purposely based on years of experience taking ART, their communication skills. The primary data was collected through in-depth interview and observation guide. In addition, secondary data sources were used to obtain information on total number of ART consumers at Alert hospital and national level. The study shows that need for nutritious food, employment, financial support, human right, own or Kebele accessed houses as major needs of participants of this study. Furthermore, the study revealed that many of the participants are in a weak economic condition, which is found to adversely affect them from meeting their needs which results for weak adherence. The study has also revealed that males needs access for job and female family members who can provide them support while females are found to have a different need for safety within the home environment and access for prior service at health posts. Finally, the study has identified a social work practice that aims at training ART consumers on income generating activities based on their prioritized needs, skills, interest and capacity besides complementing the program by providing education on stigma and discrimination to the public so that they will contribute their share in supporting the effectiveness of the program
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1992
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