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Table 3 Caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes and perceptions in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2011

From: Prevention and care of paediatric HIV infection in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: knowledge, attitudes and practices of the caregivers

  Total N = 37 100 % Group 1 N = 11 100 % Group 2 N = 4 100 % Group 3 N = 5 100 % Group 4 N = 17 100 % Groups 1 + 2 + 3 N = 20 100 % P-value (Group 1 + 2 + 3 vs Group 4)
Caregiver’s knowledge of existing interventions to prevent MTCT of HIV
 Yes 30 (81) 7 (64) 4 (100) 3 (60) 16 (94) 14 (70) 0.16
 No 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (20) 0 (0) 1 (5)
 No response 6 (16) 4 (36) 0 (0) 1 (20) 1 (6) 5 (25)
Caregiver’s knowledge regarding existing methods of infant HIV diagnosis
 Yes 32 (86) 8 (73) 4 (100) 5 (100) 15 (88) 17 (85) 0.77
 No 5 (14) 3 (27) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (12) 3 (15)
Caregiver’s knowledge regarding existing treatment of HIV-infected infants
 Yes 37 (100) 11 (100) 4 (100) 5 (100) 17 (100)   Not applicable
 No 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Caregiver’s attitude regarding the practice of their child systematic HIV testing
 For 31 (84) 11 (100) 3 (75) 4 (80) 13 (76) 18 (90) 0.26
 Against 6 (16) 0 (0) 1 (25) 1 (20) 4 (24) 2 (10)
Caregiver’s attitude regarding the antiretroviral treatment of HIV-infected children
 For 37 (100) 11 (100) 4 (100) 5 (100) 17 (100) 20 (100) Not applicable
 Against 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0)
Parent’s consent needed for child HIV-test   
 Yes 24 (65) 8 (73) 3 (75) 4 (80) 9 (53) 15 (75) 0.16
 No 13 (35) 3 (27) 1 (25) 1 (20) 8 (47) 5 (25)
Parent’s consent needed for child treatment   
 Yes 11 (30) 6 (55) 0 (0) 1 (20) 4 (24) 7 (35) 0.25
 No 24 (65) 4 (36) 3 (75) 4 (80) 13 (76) 11 (55)
 No response 2 (5) 1 (9) 1 (25) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (10)
  1. Group 1: caregivers of HIV-infected child currently treated with antiretroviral therapy
  2. Group 2: caregivers of HIV-infected child not yet initiated on antiretroviral therapy
  3. Group 3: caregivers waiting for their child’s HIV post-test result
  4. Group 4: caregivers attending paediatric ward, with an unknown HIV child status
  5. Vs versus