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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Arts
Title Factors influencing uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision by male adults in Kasipul Sub-County
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/90507/Omolo, Florence A_Factors influencing​uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision by male adults in kasipul sub-county.pdf?sequence=3
This study was designed to establish the factors that influence the uptake of Voluntary
Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) by adult Luo men in Kasipul Sub-County within
Homa Bay County. The objectives of the study were to investigate the extent to which
culture, level of education, accessibility of services, and demographic characteristics,
influence the uptake of VMMC by adult Luo men in this region. The gap this study seeks
to fill is to establish the reasons for the trend of low uptake among adult men of 25 years
and above. This study is therefore significant as it reveals some important gaps that will
be helpful to the relevant bodies, both governmental and NGOs in their effort to
implement and to scale up this programme. Consequently the Luo community will
benefit as the program will help reduce the rate of new HIV infection and control of the
same. The basic assumption of the study was that the respondents answered questions
truthfully and honestly and that the data collection instruments were valid and reliable.
The study was supported by Diffusion of Innovations Theory, which attempts to explain
how new ideas are adopted by a population. The study adopted a descriptive survey
research design with qualitative and quantitative approaches to data collection. The target
group were adult Luo men of between 25 and 49 years old in Kasipul Sub-County which
is an estimated 10885 men. The sample size for this population was 370 men. Stratified
random sampling method was applied in data collection where questionnaire and
interview schedules were administered to the respondents by the researcher and research
assistants. Data was analyzed through descriptive statistics, such as frequencies and
percentages and thereafter presented using frequency distribution tables. Finally a
summary of findings were given and the conclusions drawn from the investigations as
well as recommendations given for both policy formulation and suggestions for further

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