Using intervention mapping in motivational interviewing training to improve ART uptake in Gauteng, South Africa

Idah Mokhele, Tembeka Sineke, Marnie Vujovic, Matthew P Fox, Robert A.C. Ruiter, Dorina Onoya*

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Abstract

In South Africa, lay HIV counsellors are at the forefront of many HIV-related behavioural interventions. However, they have limited formal counselling training and little ongoing in-service support, leading to considerable variability in approaches to counselling. We describe the use of Intervention Mapping to develop a motivational interviewing counselling training and support program, titled "Thusa-Thuso - helping you help", for lay HIV counsellors practising in primary health care clinics in South Africa. The program is contextually relevant, locally-produced, scalable, and is designed to impart sustained motivational interviewing counselling skills in lay HIV counsellors for improved antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake in the universal-test-and-treat era.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1359105320962241
Pages (from-to)589-600
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume27
Issue number3
Early online date13 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • counselling
  • HIV
  • intervention mapping
  • motivational interviewing
  • treatment readiness
  • treatment uptake
  • LAY COUNSELORS
  • ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT
  • ADHERENCE
  • SERVICES
  • CAPE
  • CARE
  • ADAPTATION
  • PREVENTION
  • FIDELITY
  • DISTRICT

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