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dc.contributor.authorRutakumwa, Rwamahe
dc.contributor.authorZalwango, Flavia
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Esther
dc.contributor.authorSeeley, Janet
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-11T07:56:45Z
dc.date.available2021-12-11T07:56:45Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationRutakumwa, R., Zalwango, F., Richards, E., & Seeley, J. (2015). Exploring the care relationship between grandparents/older carers and children infected with HIV in south-western Uganda: Implications for care for both the children and their older carers. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(2), 2120-2134.doi:10.3390/ijerph120202120en_US
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.other10.3390/ijerph120202120
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/278
dc.description.abstractThe care of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is often undertaken by grandparents, yet little is known about the care relationship between grandparent and grandchild. Our aim was to examine this relationship to understand the needs and responsibilities of both the HIV positive child and older carer and the nature of the relationship, and to assess the implications for care for the children and the older carers. A qualitative study was conducted with 40 purposively sampled children (13–17 years) and their older carers (50 years and above). Participants were recruited from two clinics in southwestern Uganda. Up to three semi-structured interviews were held with each participant. Data were analysed using a thematic framework approach. We found that the care relationship was mostly reciprocal: HIV positive children depended on carers for basic and health needs and carers counted on the children for performing tedious household tasks. The relationship was also characterised by challenges, sometimes causing tension between child and carer. We conclude that: (1) interventions targeting HIV positive children need to also address the needs of older carers, and (2) carers and children would benefit from psychosocial support and social protection.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectolder carersen_US
dc.subjectgrandparentsen_US
dc.subjectreciprocityen_US
dc.subjectcare relationshipen_US
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectsub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.titleExploring the care relationship between grandparents/older carers and children infected with HIV in South-Western Uganda: implications for care for both the children and their older carersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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