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Strengthening integration of chronic care in Africa: protocol for the qualitative process evaluation of the integrating and decentralising HIV, diabetes and hypertension trial in Uganda and Tanzania.

Van Hout, MC, Bachmann, M, Lazarus, J, Piccio, C, Nyirenda, M, Mfinanga, S, Birungi, J, Shayo, E, Bukenya, D, Okebe, J and Jaffar, S Strengthening integration of chronic care in Africa: protocol for the qualitative process evaluation of the integrating and decentralising HIV, diabetes and hypertension trial in Uganda and Tanzania. BMJ Open. ISSN 2044-6055 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Introduction In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension, has increased rapidly in recent years, although HIV infection remains a leading cause of death among young-middle-aged adults. Health service coverage for NCDs remains very low in contrast to HIV, despite the increasing prevalence of comorbidity of NCDs with HIV. There is an urgent need to expand healthcare capacity to provide integrated services to address these chronic conditions.
Methods and Analysis: This protocol describes procedures for a qualitative process evaluation of INTE-AFRICA, a cluster-randomised trial comparing integrated health service provision for HIVinfection, DM, and hypertension, to the current stand-alone vertical care. Interviews, focus group discussions, and observations of consultations and other care processes in two clinics (in Tanzania, Uganda) will be used to explore the experiences of stakeholders. These stakeholders will include health service users, policy-makers, healthcare providers, community leaders and members, researchers, nongovernmental (NGO) and international organisations. The exploration will be carried out during the implementation of the project, alongside an understanding of the impact of broader structural and contextual factors.
Ethics and Dissemination: Ethical approval was granted by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), the National Institute of Medical Research (Tanzania) and TASO Research Ethics Committee (Uganda) in 2020. The evaluation will provide the opportunity to document the implementation of integration over several timepoints (6, 12 and 18 months) and refine integrated service provision prior to scale-up. This synergistic approach to evaluate, understand and respond will support service integration and inform monitoring, policy and practice development efforts to involve and educate communities in Tanzania and Uganda. It will create a model of care and a platform of good practices and lessons learnt for other countries implementing integrated and decentralised community health services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1103 Clinical Sciences, 1117 Public Health and Health Services, 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: BMJ Journals
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 09:40
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 09:45
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13589

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