Prevalence and correlates of depression among caregivers of children living with HIV in Ghana: findings from the Sankofa pediatric disclosure study

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dc.contributor.author Ofori-Atta, A.
dc.contributor.author Reynolds, N.R.
dc.contributor.author Antwi, S.
dc.contributor.author Renner, L.
dc.contributor.author Nichols, J.S.
dc.contributor.author Lartey, M.
dc.contributor.author Amissah, K.
dc.contributor.author Tettey, J.K.
dc.contributor.author Alhassan, A.et.al.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-31T11:28:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-31T11:28:38Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1537463
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/30430
dc.description.abstract Prior studies show an association between caregiver depression and child health outcomes. There has been little examination of depression among caregivers of HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan countries where pediatric HIV is concentrated. Using baseline data collected in the pediatric HIV disclosure intervention trial, Sankofa, we examined the prevalence and factors associated with depression among caregivers (N = 446) of children infected with HIV in Ghana. Data were analyzed with descriptive and regression analyses. The mean age of the caregivers was 42.2 ± 10.4 years. Eighty percent of the caregivers were female and 59% were HIV-infected. Twenty-eight percent (n = 126) of the caregivers were found to have mild to severe depression. In the adjusted model, factors significantly associated with caregiver depression included: HIV-positive caregiver status (P = 0.04), low income (P = 0.02), lower social support, (P = 0.01), lower HIV knowledge, (P = 0.01), worse HIV illness perceptions (P≤0.001), and greater perceived HIV stigma (P≤0.001). Although we found a high prevalence of depression among our study participants, several of the risks factors identified are modifiable and amenable to interventions that are locally available and affordable. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV en_US
dc.subject Caregiver en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject Pediatric HIV en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.title Prevalence and correlates of depression among caregivers of children living with HIV in Ghana: findings from the Sankofa pediatric disclosure study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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