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Burnout among HIV/AIDS volunteers contributes to the loss of dedicated personnel resulting in strain on the HIV/AIDS care system. Past research has suggested that there were significant stresses and burnout associated with AIDS caregiving. We investigated the predictors of dropout in AIDS volunteers over time, and specifically, which of the variables of the(More)
The objective was to study the impact of a practice-based quality improvement program on practice teams' care for patients who have increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A total of 54 team members from 18 internal medicine practices participated in an educational program that used a pre-post intervention study design and focused on measures related to(More)
The positive psychological and sociological dimensions of AIDS care provision may produce important information to assist burnout prevention. While most studies on stress and burnout in AIDS health care have focused on the negative and difficult aspects of this work, few have considered the notion that the rewards of care-giving may buffer against stress or(More)
A study was conducted to examine burnout and associated factors in the nursing care of AIDS patients in the hospital setting. Oncology nurses served as a comparison group and 64 subjects completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Although nurses working in the area of Oncology suffered burnout with greater frequency, nurses working in the area of AIDS showed(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among women attending Jamaican family planning clinics and to evaluate decision models as alternatives to STD laboratory diagnosis. METHODS Women attending two family planning clinics in Kingston were interviewed and tested for syphilis seroreactivity using toluidine red unheated serum test and(More)
It is necessary to consider the content and methods of AIDS social research publications for these represent research advances as well as current issues of concern for practitioners, communities and researchers alike. This article critically examines some of the research that has been conducted to date into social aspects of HIV and AIDS. It quantifies the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the decentralization of syphilis screening for improved care in Jamaican public clinics. METHODS One of every five serum samples tested at the six peripheral sites was frozen and retested at the central laboratory in Kingston. Patient files and laboratory logbooks were compared over a 3-month period. RESULTS Between May(More)
The goal of this study is to describe the establishment of an HIV testing and treatment programme in the Jamaican correctional system and to estimate the prevalence of HIV/sexually transmitted disease (STD) among adult incarcerated men in this country. A demonstration project was implemented by the Jamaican Department of Correctional Services and Ministry(More)