Eve Namisango

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UNLABELLED This study aimed to determine the prevalence, intensity, associated factors, and effect of pain among ambulatory HIV/AIDS patients. Three-hundred two adult ambulatory HIV/AIDS patients were consecutively recruited from HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics at 2 teaching hospitals in Uganda. The presence and intensity of pain were self-reported using the(More)
BACKGROUND Global health investment has reduced HIV mortality and transmission. However, little is known of patient-reported outcomes alongside ART rollout. This study aimed to measure wellbeing using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) among outpatients at PEPFAR-funded facilities. METHODS In a multicentre 2 country cross-sectional study, adults(More)
CONTEXT Although quality end-of-life care provision is an international public health issue, the majority of evidence is not generated in low- and middle-income countries that bear a disproportionate burden of progressive illnesses. OBJECTIVES To identify the priorities and preferences of the Namibian public for end-of-life care. METHODS Using a(More)
Roughly half a million people die of cancer in sub-Saharan Africa every year. Despite rapid expansion of palliative care for cancer, coverage remains woefully inadequate. The WHO public health strategy for palliative care aims to increase access to palliative care services through its integration into health-care systems. We present the available evidence(More)
BACKGROUND A public health response is essential to meet the multidimensional needs of patients and families affected by HIV disease in sub-Saharan Africa. In order to appraise current provision of HIV care and support in East Africa, and to provide evidence-based direction to future care programming, and Public Health Evaluation was commissioned by the(More)
CONTEXT The incidence of life-limiting progressive disease in sub-Saharan Africa presents a significant clinical and public health challenge. The ability to easily measure patient outcomes is essential to improving care. OBJECTIVES The present study aims to determine the specific factors (if any) that underpin the African Palliative Care Association(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine for the first time the prevalence and severity of multidimensional problems in a population newly diagnosed with HIV at outpatient clinics in Africa. METHODS Recently diagnosed patients (within previous 14 days) were consecutively recruited at 11 HIV clinics in Kenya and Uganda. Participants completed a validated(More)
CONTEXT Palliative care research in Africa is in its relative infancy, with dedicated financial support extremely limited. Therefore, setting research priorities to optimize use of limited resources is imperative. OBJECTIVES To develop a prioritized research agenda for palliative care in Africa. METHODS We used a two-stage process involving palliative(More)
New WHO guidance stipulates six-monthly CD4 testing and treatment initiation at CD4 less than 350. This study aimed to determine the presence of CD4 results in patient records across five care facilities in Kenya, and to identify factors associated with the presence of CD4 count. This is a cross-sectional study of consecutive outpatients. Participants(More)
BACKGROUND Symptom distress is poorly described in persons living with HIV, with limited attention paid to physical and psychological symptom prevalence to inform optimal clinical care. OBJECTIVES The study objective was to measure seven-day-period prevalence of symptoms among HIV-infected adult outpatients and determine if self-reported symptom burden is(More)