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Male partner involvements in PMTCT: a cross sectional study, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Feb 12; 14:65.BP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Male partner participation is a crucial component to optimize antenatal care/prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV(ANC/PMTCT) service. It creates an opportunity to capture pregnant mothers and their male partners to reverse the transmission of HIV during pregnancy, labour and breast feeding. Thus involving male partners during HIV screening of pregnant mothers at ANC is key in the fight against mother to child transmission of HIV(MTCT). So, the aim of this study is to determine the level of male partner involvement in PMTCT and factors that affecting it.

METHODS

A Cross-sectional study was conducted among 473 pregnant mothers attending ANC/PMTCT in Mekelle town health facilities in January 2011. Systematic sampling was used to select pregnant mothers attending ANC/PMTCT service after determination of the client load at each health facility. Clinic exit structured interviews were used to collect the data. Finally multiple logistic regression was used to identify factors that affect male involvement in ANC/PMTCT.

RESULTS

Twenty percent of pregnant mothers have been accompanied by their male partner to the ANC/PMTCT service. Knowledge of HIV sero status [Adj.OR (95% CI) = 0.43 (0.18- 0.66)], maternal willingness to inform their husband about the availability of voluntary counselling and testing services in ANC/PMTCT [Adj.OR (95% CI) =3.74(1.38-10.17)] and previous history of couple counselling [Adj.OR (95% CI) =4.68 (2.32-9.44)] were found to be the independent predictors of male involvement in ANC/PMTCT service.

CONCLUSION

Male partner involvement in ANC/PMTCT is low. Thus, comprehensive strategy should be put in place to sensitize and advocate the importance of male partner involvement in ANC/PMTCT in order to reach out male partners.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Health Sciences Department of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia. fisaha.1999@yahoo.com.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24521216

Citation

Haile, Fisaha, and Yemane Brhan. "Male Partner Involvements in PMTCT: a Cross Sectional Study, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 14, 2014, p. 65.
Haile F, Brhan Y. Male partner involvements in PMTCT: a cross sectional study, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014;14:65.
Haile, F., & Brhan, Y. (2014). Male partner involvements in PMTCT: a cross sectional study, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 65. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-65
Haile F, Brhan Y. Male Partner Involvements in PMTCT: a Cross Sectional Study, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Feb 12;14:65. PubMed PMID: 24521216.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Male partner involvements in PMTCT: a cross sectional study, Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia. AU - Haile,Fisaha, AU - Brhan,Yemane, Y1 - 2014/02/12/ PY - 2012/09/05/received PY - 2014/01/30/accepted PY - 2014/2/14/entrez PY - 2014/2/14/pubmed PY - 2014/9/23/medline SP - 65 EP - 65 JF - BMC pregnancy and childbirth JO - BMC Pregnancy Childbirth VL - 14 N2 - BACKGROUND: Male partner participation is a crucial component to optimize antenatal care/prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV(ANC/PMTCT) service. It creates an opportunity to capture pregnant mothers and their male partners to reverse the transmission of HIV during pregnancy, labour and breast feeding. Thus involving male partners during HIV screening of pregnant mothers at ANC is key in the fight against mother to child transmission of HIV(MTCT). So, the aim of this study is to determine the level of male partner involvement in PMTCT and factors that affecting it. METHODS: A Cross-sectional study was conducted among 473 pregnant mothers attending ANC/PMTCT in Mekelle town health facilities in January 2011. Systematic sampling was used to select pregnant mothers attending ANC/PMTCT service after determination of the client load at each health facility. Clinic exit structured interviews were used to collect the data. Finally multiple logistic regression was used to identify factors that affect male involvement in ANC/PMTCT. RESULTS: Twenty percent of pregnant mothers have been accompanied by their male partner to the ANC/PMTCT service. Knowledge of HIV sero status [Adj.OR (95% CI) = 0.43 (0.18- 0.66)], maternal willingness to inform their husband about the availability of voluntary counselling and testing services in ANC/PMTCT [Adj.OR (95% CI) =3.74(1.38-10.17)] and previous history of couple counselling [Adj.OR (95% CI) =4.68 (2.32-9.44)] were found to be the independent predictors of male involvement in ANC/PMTCT service. CONCLUSION: Male partner involvement in ANC/PMTCT is low. Thus, comprehensive strategy should be put in place to sensitize and advocate the importance of male partner involvement in ANC/PMTCT in order to reach out male partners. SN - 1471-2393 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24521216/Male_partner_involvements_in_PMTCT:_a_cross_sectional_study_Mekelle_Northern_Ethiopia_ L2 - https://bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2393-14-65 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -