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AIDS Care. 2012;24(11):1442-7. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2011.652357. Epub 2012 Feb 1.

Patient satisfaction with integrated HIV and antenatal care services in rural Kenya.

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Baotran.Vo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Abstract

A cluster randomized controlled trial was initiated in Kenya to determine if full integration (FI) of HIV care, including HAART, into antenatal care (ANC) clinics improves health outcomes among HIV-infected women and exposed infants, compared to a non-integrated (NI) model. This article examines ANC clients' satisfaction with and preferences regarding HIV-integrated services. In this cross-sectional study, pregnant women attending five FI clinics (n=185) and four NI clinics (n=141) completed an interviewer-administered questionnaire following an ANC visit. By self-report, 55 women (17%) were HIV(+), 230 (71%) were HIV(-), and 40 (12%) did not know their HIV status. Among HIV-infected women, 79% attending FI clinics were very satisfied with their clinic visit compared to 54% of women attending NI clinics (P=0.044); no such difference was found among HIV-uninfected women. In multivariate analysis, overall satisfaction was also independently associated with satisfaction with administrative staff, satisfaction with health care providers, positive evaluation of wait time, and having encountered a receptionist. Full integration of HIV care into antenatal clinics can significantly increase overall satisfaction with care for HIV-infected women, with no significant decrease in satisfaction for HIV-uninfected women served in the same clinics.

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22296261
PMCID:
PMC3495002
DOI:
10.1080/09540121.2011.652357
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