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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Public Health
Title Exploring the practice of HIV self-testing among health care workers at Nyeri Provincial Hospital in Kenya
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/12064/dissertation_kennedy_mj.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed​=y
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to describe the determinants and practice of HIV selftesting
among health care workers (HCWs) in Nyeri provincial hospital, Kenya. A
descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the rate of HIV selftesting,
explore the factors influencing the practice and describe access to HIV
psychosocial support, care and treatment. The study was guided by the concepts of the
protection motivation theory. Data was collected from 348 HCWs and analysed by
means of logistic regression. Results showed that 65.8% of the HCWs had practiced
HIV self-testing among themselves. Age, self efficacy and response efficacy were found
to be significant predictors of HIV self-testing. Willingness to access HIV psychosocial
support (71.3%) and care and treatment (73.9%) was high. Self-testing is highly
practiced by HCWs.

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