A study to determine the needs of home based care health personnel in ndola urban clinics.
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The purpose of the study was to determine the needs of Home Based Care health personnel in Ndola Urban Clinics. The review of literature on relevant study done in other countries and within Zambia revealed that there are influencing factors on the topic under-study and the factors include:- Economy of the country, distance from patient's home to the clinic, availability of transport, staffing levels, attitude of staff toward the programme, training of staff, supervision and incentives from management, community cooperation and cultural beliefs. A descriptive explanatory and non¬intervention type of study was used. The study was conducted in Ndola district.The population understudy was fifty (50) health personnel, of which 40 were nurses and 10 were clinical officers. The respondents were randomly selected. Data was collected using self administered questionnaires. Data was analyzed manually and findings presented in frequency tables, cross tabulations and Bar graphs. The study revealed that KBC health personnel had no resources such as:- transport, gloves and drugs to use in the management of HIV/AIDS patients in their homes.
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