Peer health workers and AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda: a mixed methods operations research evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial.

@article{Arem2011PeerHW,
  title={Peer health workers and AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda: a mixed methods operations research evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial.},
  author={Hannah Arem and Neema Nakyanjo and Joseph Kagaayi and Jeremiah Mulamba and Gertrude F Nakigozi and David M Serwadda and Thomas C Quinn and Ronald Henry Gray and Robert C Bollinger and Steven J. Reynolds and Larry William Chang},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={719-24}
}
Settings with limited health care workers are challenging environments for delivery of antiretroviral therapy. One strategy to address this human resource crisis is to task shift through training selected patients as peer health workers (PHWs) to provide care to other individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy. To better understand processes of a cluster-randomized trial on the effect of these PHWs on AIDS care, we conducted a mixed methods operations research evaluation. Qualitative methods… CONTINUE READING

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