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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 238-243

Factors associated with psychosocial services in ogun state, Nigeria

Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria

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Olorunfemi Emmanuel Amoran
Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.120725

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Background: Belonging to a social network group may influence a person's decisions to engage in desired behavior. Aim: The objective of our study was to determine factors associated with utilization of psychosocial group services among people living with human immunodeficiency virus acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (PLWHAs) in a Teaching Hospital in Sagamu, Southwestern Nigeria. Settings and Design: This was an analytical cross-sectional study. All consenting PLHAs who attended the anti-retroviral clinic (ART) clinic during the study period were recruited into the study. Materials and Methods: A structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect relevant information and a total of 205 PLWHAs were interviewed. Statistical Analysis Used: The data analysis focused on univariate frequency table and bivariate cross tabulations that identify important relationships between the variables. Odds ratio (OR) at 95% confidence level (CI) and Chi-squared and t-tests were also computed. Results: The overall point utilization of psychosocial services among the PLWHAs was 23.4%. Utilization of psychosocial services was statistically significantly associated with religion (χ2 = 11.74, P = 0.003), disclosure of human immunodeficiency virus status (χ2 = 9.18, P = 0.01) and satisfactory self-reported health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) (χ2 = 5.67, P = 0.017) while sex (χ2 = 0.02, P = 0.96), education (χ2 = 4.67, P = 0.32) tribe (χ2 = 1.46, P = 0.48) adherence to ART drugs (χ2 = 0.44, P = 0.51), mental health status (χ2 = 0.64, P = 0.42) and occupation (χ2 = 3.61, P = 0.61) were not. The only predictor of utilization of psychosocial group services was religion (OR = 0.44, CI = 0.23-0.84). Conclusion: This study shows the effectiveness of the psychosocial networks group in improving the overall HRQOL of the PLWHAs.

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