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In order to increase patient active engagement during patient-provider interactions, we developed and implemented patient training sessions in four antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinics in Namibia using a "Patient Empowerment" training curriculum. We examined the impact of these trainings on patient-provider interactions after the intervention. We tested the effectiveness of the intervention using a randomized parallel group design, with half of the 589 enrolled patients randomly assigned to receive the training immediately and the remaining randomized to receive the training 6 months later. The effects of the training on patient engagement during medical consultations were measured at each clinic visit for at least 8 months of follow-up. We have evidence that increased engagement of patients in clinical consultation can be achieved via a targeted training program, although outcome data were not available on all patients. The patient training program was successfully integrated into ART clinics so that the trainings complemented other services being provided.

 

Additional Publications, 2015-2016

 

Presentations, 2015-2016

 
  • 7th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. University of California, San Francisco. April 8-11, 2016. 
  • Jornadas de Saúde" [posters in Portuguese]. Maputo, Mozambique. September 16-18, 2015.
  • Nyodeny J, Akinyi J, Odipo W, Otieno B. Improving ART Data Quality through use of KenyaEMR at Matoso Health Centre in Nyatike Sub-County, Nyanza, Kenya. Ministry of Health Regional eHealth Conference. Naivasha, Kenya. August 3, 2015.
  • 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis. Vancouver, Canada. July 20-11, 2015. 
  • 6th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. Boston University, Boston. March 26-27, 2015. 
  • Liku N, Wanyee S, Puttkammer N. Improving the quality of data available in KenyaEMR for Clinical Decision Support, Kenya Medical Association Conference. Eldoret, Kenya. April 23, 2015.
  • Muthee V, Puttkammer N, Wanyee S, Davisson M, Kang’a S, Owiso G, Waters C, Akhwale W. Development of an Automated Electronic Medical Record-Based Report on Continuous Quality Improvement Indicators in HIV Care and Treatment. Kenya Medical Association Conference. Eldoret, Kenya. April 23, 2015.
  • Atelu C, Antilla J, Puttkammer N, Muthee V, Wanyee S, Davisson M, Kang’a S, Owiso G, Waters C, Akhwale W.  Kenya Electronic Medical Records Training Proposition for system users. Kenya Medical Association Conference. Eldoret, Kenya. April 23, 2015.

 

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