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Surveying health professionals' satisfaction with the Integrated Management of Adult and Adolescent Illness Chronic HIV Care training programme: The Papua New Guinea experience

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  • Geoffrey Clark RN RM DipN BN LLB MHA PhD Candidate,

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    1. PhD Candidate, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
      Geoff Clark, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gippsland Campus, Monash University, Churchill, Vic. 3842, Australia. Email: gcla4@student.monash.edu
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  • Ysanne Chapman PhD MSc (Hons) BEd (Nsg) GDE DNE RN,

    1. Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
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  • Karen Francis RN PhD MHlthSc MedPHC GradCertUniTeach/Learn BHlthScNsg DipHlthScNsg FRCNA

    1. Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
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Geoff Clark, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Gippsland Campus, Monash University, Churchill, Vic. 3842, Australia. Email: gcla4@student.monash.edu

Abstract

This study reports findings from a survey of Papua New Guinean registered nurse who completed the Integrated Management of Adult and Adolescent Illness (IMAI) Chronic HIV Care training conducted between November 2005 and December 2006. The survey conducted is one component of a mixed method evaluation of the IMAI program in Papua New Guinea. Data from the questionnaires were entered into version 16 of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software program. The responses on the effect of the IMAI training program had on various aspects of how care is provided, learning needs and other program outcomes were analysed with a chi-square test being applied to detect any difference in the response given by the different demographic subgroups in terms of gender, age, care status, current employer and past educational attainment. The survey revealed that all thirty-five respondents have a positive impression of the IMAI program and expressed the view that the IMAI program had a positive effect on various aspects of patient care and their learning and experience. Overall, the survey identified that registered nurses who participated in the IMAI Chronic HIV Care training program perceive the program to be beneficial for improving the way HIV care is provided.

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