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Title: PATIENTS' SATISFACTION WITH SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERED IN HIV CLINICS ACROSS EUROPEAN REGIONS
Authors: Platteau, Tom
Mueller, Matthias C.
Nideroest, Sibylle
Csepe, Peter
Dedes, Nikos
Apers, Ludwig
SCHROOTEN, Ward
Nostlinger, Christiana
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 21 (3), p. 123-127
Abstract: Background: Throughout Europe, differences in satisfaction with HIV-care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) persist, despite a tendency towards harmonisation of policy and management. Methods: A European sample of 1,549 PLHIV responded to an anonymous questionnaire assessing demographic background, general health, mental health, sexual health, and HIV-service provision. We compared the results across 3 regions: Western, Southern and Central/Eastern Europe. Results: PLHIV differed in several socio-demographic variables (gender, migrant status, sexual orientation, and financial situation) as well as specific psychosocial aspects (HIV-related discrimination, satisfaction with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in HIV-care settings, and complaints about service provision). Using multivariate analysis, a predictive model for satisfaction with SRH services in HIV clinics was developed, resulting into region of residence, and participants' satisfaction with their own health status as significant predictors. Conclusions: Better integration of SRH services in HIV-care should be encouraged. Service providers should be trained and encouraged to discuss SRH issues with their patients to create a supportive environment, free of discrimination. More time should be allocated to discuss SRH issues with individual patients.
Notes: Platteau, T (reprint author), Dept Clin Sci, Natl Str 155, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. tplatteau@itg.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16034
ISI #: 000325955200001
ISSN: 1210-7778
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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