|dc.description||A dissertation submitted to the School of Statistics and Planning as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Statistics of Makerere University Kampala.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||Vertical transmission is the chief cause of pediatric HIV accounting for 90 percent of the
infection in children. This study assesses the factors that have led to low utilization levels of
PMTCT services by the urban poor population in Kampala – Uganda using the Andersen and
Newman (1995) model of health services utilization.
A total of 189 HIV positive mothers and 4 key informants were interviewed from both health
centres, it was found out that most mothers attending the services were young mothers with 76
percent aged between 20 & 30 years. More than 50 percent of mothers had attended primary
education as the highest level of education. Most of the mothers interviewed, 52 percent had not
revealed to their partners their attendance of PMTCT services mainly due to the fear of the
partners’ reaction and consequently chasing them away from home.
Access to the health centre and the level of need, evaluated or perceived, were found to have no
significant association with the level of utilization of PMTCT services by the mothers. The level
of education of mothers, their partners and availability of good counseling services at health
centres revealed a significant relationship with the level of utilization of PMTCT services.
Expecting mothers whose partners had attained secondary level of education or more utilized
PMTCT services at a rate that was 2.27 times more compared to the rate of mothers whose
partners had no education at all holding other factors constant.
It is recommended that sensitizations should be comprehensive to include male partners to know
their role in ensuring that the mothers regularly attend PMTCT services so as to give birth to
HIV negative babies.||en_US
|dc.subject||Use of PMTCT services||en_US
|dc.subject||HIV positive women attending ANC||en_US
|dc.subject||Kisenyi and Naguru Health Centres||en_US
|dc.title||Use of PMTCT services among HIV positive women attending ANC at Kisenyi and Naguru Health Centres, Kampala-Uganda||en_US