Factors influencing patientís satisfaction with HIV/AIDS care services in public and private hospitals in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria, 2015
Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo1,2,&, Chima Onoka3, Mohammed Balogun1
1Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Abuja, Nigeria, 2Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, 3Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Abuja, Nigeria
in Nigeria, HIV/AIDS treatment requires frequent visits to the hospital. Patient satisfaction with care services during hospital visits is important in considering quality and outcome of care. Satisfaction is influenced by several factors which need identification for institution of effective interventions. We determined satisfaction and analyzed factors that influence it.
we conducted a cross-sectional comparative study among 1270 patients who had received antiretroviral therapy for one year in Anambra State. We randomly selected four secondary-level hospitals (two each from public and private) from the list of hospitals providing HIV treatment in the State and recruited patients from the hospitals using multistage probability sampling method. Adapted, validated, pretested and interviewer-administered Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (PSQ18) was administered on consenting patients as exit interview. We did descriptive statistics, chi square and logistic regression analysis at 5% level of significance.
seventy-two percent (911) of the patients were females, mean age of the patients
was 40.1 years. Patients in public hospitals were more satisfied (71.5%)
than those in private hospitals (41.4%). The difference in proportion was statistically
significant (χ2= 116.85, p < 0.001). Primary education [adjusted
odds ratio (AOR); 1.6, 95% CI: 1.2 - 2.1, p < 0.001], residing in rural area
[AOR: 1.5, 95% CI: 1.2-2.0, p = 0.002], once daily dosing [AOR: 1.8, 95%
CI: 1.4 - 2.5, p < 0.001], attending public hospital [AOR: 3.3, 95% CI: 2.5
- 4.4, p = 0.001] and having good retention in care [AOR: 1.5, 95% CI: 1.1 -
independent predictors of patient satisfaction in the study population.
patient satisfaction was influenced by patientís level of education, place of residence, hospital ownership type, retention in care and antiretroviral medication dosing frequency. Highly educated HIV patients, those residing in urban areas and those with poor retention need to be specifically targeted for patient satisfaction interventions.
Nigeria CDC/Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Scientific Conference (Abuja)
To create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works, NCDC/NFELTP organized the 2nd annual scientific conference with the theme "strengthening one health through field epidemiology training" at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from July 5-7, 2017. The objectives of the conference were to provide residents and graduates a forum to share findings from their field activities; provide training opportunity for trainees on scientific communication; provide an opportunity for epidemiological networking as well as create a forum to discuss pertinent public health issues. In attendance were dignitaries from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, WHO, Africa CDC, Ministries Departments and Agencies, University officials and other implementing partners. With the current rise in zoonotic diseases, the conference also featured a two-day pre-conference workshop on One Health which prioritized zoonotic infectious diseases in Nigeria using standardized prioritization methods. A second workshop focused on antimicrobial resistance. There were 38 oral presentations, 60 poster presentations and 2 plenary sessions. The presentations covered various sub-themes ranging from outbreak investigations, case management, health system strengthening, vaccine preventable diseases, communicable diseases and surveillance. The conference featured a National Night and climaxed with awards to outstanding presenters.
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