QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF AN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME FOR COMMUNITY CAREGIVERS TO FACILITATE HIV AND AIDS PATIENTS’ ADHERENCE TO ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT

Roslind Mokwele, Herman Strydom

Abstract


This study is based on Intervention Research, where initially a literature study and a needs assessment of community caregivers regarding the content of an empowerment programme for caregivers to facilitate HIV and AIDS patients’ adherence to antiretroviral treatment, were undertaken. From these results an empowerment programme for caregivers was developed. In this article the evaluation of the programme will be reported on by means of quantitative measurement. An experimental design was utilised with both groups comprising of 12 caregivers with a pre-test, post-test and post-post-test. The results of the measurement indicated that the community caregivers were empowered and that such an empowerment programme is needed.

KEY WORDS: Evaluation, quantitative, psychosocial functioning, empowerment programme, community caregivers, HIV and AIDS, adherence, antiretroviral treatment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/tbb.v82i1.1957


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