Publications, 17 August 2021

Patient-centered hypertension education by CHWs among PLWHA

The study ‘Acceptability of patient-centered hypertension education delivered by community health workers among people living with HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda‘ was published in BMC Public Health this July.

Lead by Charles Batte from the School of Medicine, Lung Institute, at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences the authors explore the acceptability of implementing hypertension specific health education by community health workers (CHWs). The study population are people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Nakaseke, rural Uganda.

The approach utilized education booklets (PocketDoktor™) to deliver health education to PLWHA by CHWs. The results indicate that PLWHA who are suffering from hypertension accepted this educational appraoch. The authors point out that cost considerations need to be further studied across low-middle-income country settings. The principal investigators Dr. Robert Kalyesubula, Dr. Trishul Siddharthan and Prof. Dr. Felix Knauf co-authored this study.

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