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A systematic analysis of the needs of people with HIV in Australia: stakeholder views of the key elements for a healthy life

Dodson, Sarity, Batterham, Roy, McDonald, Karalyn, Elliott, Julian H. and Osborne, Richard H. 2016, A systematic analysis of the needs of people with HIV in Australia: stakeholder views of the key elements for a healthy life, Sexual health, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 444-450, doi: 10.1071/SH15026.

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Title A systematic analysis of the needs of people with HIV in Australia: stakeholder views of the key elements for a healthy life
Author(s) Dodson, Sarity
Batterham, Roy
McDonald, Karalyn
Elliott, Julian H.
Osborne, Richard H.
Journal name Sexual health
Volume number 13
Issue number 5
Start page 444
End page 450
Total pages 7
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1448-5028
1449-8987
Keyword(s) cardiovascular
health care
HealthMap
primary care
Summary Background: The HealthMap project is developing an intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk in people living with HIV. As part of the formative stages of the intervention design, we sought to understand the needs of people with HIV (PWHIV). Methods: Two concept-mapping workshops with PWHIV (n≤10), and one with HIV care providers (n≤6) were conducted. The workshop findings were consolidated into a questionnaire administered to PWHIV (n≤300) and HIV care providers (n≤107). Participants were asked to rate the importance of each of 81 presented needs and the degree to which it was currently being met. Results: Workshops provided insights into what PWHIV perceive they need, to live with and manage their condition, and its impact on their life; these included: (1) clinical science research and development; (2) information and support; (3) personal situation; (4) healthcare quality; (5) access to services; (6) access to services specific to ageing; and (7) social justice. Questionnaire results revealed that PWHIV considered information and support, and research and development most important. For providers, healthcare quality, clients' personal situation, and social justice were most important. In terms of unmet needs, PWHIV and providers both highlighted issues in the areas of social justice, and access to aged care services. Conclusions: PWHIV and HIV providers continue to report unmet needs in the areas of social justice and emerging concerns about access to aged care services. Services must continue to address these issues of access and equity.
Notes Authors assisted by the HealthMap Project Team
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/SH15026
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, CSIRO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089849

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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