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Operations research study to implement HIV and syphilis point-of-care tests and assess client perceptions in a marginalised area of Lima, Peru

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dc.contributor.author Flores, Elaine C.
dc.contributor.author Lluque, Maria E.
dc.contributor.author Chiappe, Marina
dc.contributor.author Lino, Rosabel
dc.contributor.author Bayer, Angela M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:52:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:52:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.1177/0956462414552696
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/5334
dc.description.abstract In Peru, a significant proportion of people tested for HIV and syphilis do not receive timely results. Our objective was to assess the institutional feasibility of implementing simultaneous HIV/syphilis point-of-care tests and client perceptions regarding these point-of-care tests. Point-of-care tests were implemented in a hospital consultation room in a marginalised zone of Lima. A time-series design was used to compare the proportion of tested clients who received timely results, with and without the point-of-care test intervention. Experience and satisfaction with point-of-care tests was evaluated with 149 people. In the 6 months without intervention, 69% and 61% of clients tested for HIV and syphilis, respectively, received their results within the required
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Retrospective Studies
dc.subject AIDS
dc.subject HIV
dc.subject rapid test
dc.subject Perception
dc.subject syphilis
dc.subject Feasibility Studies
dc.subject sexually transmitted infections
dc.subject Age Distribution
dc.subject Patient Acceptance of Health Care/statistics & numerical data
dc.subject HIV Infections/diagnosis
dc.subject Syphilis/diagnosis
dc.subject Patient Satisfaction
dc.subject Point-of-Care Testing
dc.subject client satisfaction
dc.subject implementation feasibility
dc.subject Operations Research
dc.subject Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
dc.subject Point-of-Care Systems/organization & administration
dc.subject point-of-care tests
dc.subject Treponema pallidum
dc.title Operations research study to implement HIV and syphilis point-of-care tests and assess client perceptions in a marginalised area of Lima, Peru
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of STD & AIDS


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