Gurkiran Sardar

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OBJECTIVES Hypothesising that couples' voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT) promotions can increase CVCT uptake, this study identified predictors of successful CVCT promotion in Lusaka, Zambia. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Lusaka, Zambia. PARTICIPANTS 68 influential network leaders (INLs) identified 320 agents (INAs) who delivered 29 119 CVCT(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of promotion of couples' HIV voluntary counseling and testing (CVCT) in Kigali, Rwanda. DESIGN Analysis of CVCT promotional agent [influential network leaders (INLs), influential network agents (INAs)], and couple/invitation-level predictors of CVCT uptake. METHODS Number of invitations and couples tested were evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to evaluate whether a standardized consultation model in the emergency department (ED), the 5 Cs of Consultation (Contact, Communicate, Core Question, Collaboration, and Closing the Loop), would improve physicians' ability to relay appropriate information and communicate successfully during a consultation. METHODS This was a(More)
Results 320 INAs delivered 29,119 invitations resulting in 1727 couples testing (6% success rate). In multivariate analyses, INA characteristics significantly predictive of CVCT uptake included promoting in community-based (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]=1.3) or health (aOR=1.5) networks versus private networks, being employed in the sales/service industry(More)
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