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Implementing nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART) in South Africa: a qualitative process evaluation of the STRETCH trial

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Title
Implementing nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART) in South Africa: a qualitative process evaluation of the STRETCH trial
Published in
Implementation Science, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1748-5908-7-66
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Authors

Daniella Georgeu, Christopher J Colvin, Simon Lewin, Lara Fairall, Max O Bachmann, Kerry Uebel, Merrick Zwarenstein, Beverly Draper, Eric D Bateman

Abstract

Task-shifting is promoted widely as a mechanism for expanding antiretroviral treatment (ART) access. However, the evidence for nurse-initiated and managed ART (NIMART) in Africa is limited, and little is known about the key barriers and enablers to implementing NIMART programmes on a large scale. The STRETCH (Streamlining Tasks and Roles to Expand Treatment and Care for HIV) programme was a complex educational and organisational intervention implemented in the Free State Province of South Africa to enable nurses providing primary HIV/AIDS care to expand their roles and include aspects of care and treatment usually provided by physicians. STRETCH used a phased implementation approach and ART treatment guidelines tailored specifically to nurses. The effects of STRETCH on pre-ART mortality, ART provision, and the quality of HIV/ART care were evaluated through a randomised controlled trial. This study was conducted alongside the trial to develop a contextualised understanding of factors affecting the implementation of the programme.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
South Africa 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Georgia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Unknown 216 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 19%
Researcher 40 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 12%
Student > Bachelor 19 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 5%
Other 58 26%
Unknown 25 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 14%
Social Sciences 31 14%
Psychology 12 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 3%
Other 24 11%
Unknown 32 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 July 2012.
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#7,251,660
of 12,079,889 outputs
Outputs from Implementation Science
#1,098
of 1,267 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#61,387
of 112,509 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Implementation Science
#19
of 24 outputs
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