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Table 4 Perception/Attitude of HCWs towards working with Adolescents (n = 28)

From: Experiences and training needs of healthcare providers involved in the care of Ghanaian adolescents living with HIV: an interventional study

ParameterFrequency, n (%)
I have what it takes to work with adolescents
 Disagree7 (25.0)
 Neutral0 (00.0)
 Strongly Agree21 (75.0)
Working with adolescents can be very challenging
 Disagree2 (7.1)
 Neutral0 (0.0)
 Agree26 (92.9)
Working with adolescents can be fun
 Disagree6 (21.4)
 Neutral2 (7.1)
 Agree22 (78.5)
How ready are you to accept calls from your adolescent clients at any time in the day?
 Not ready1 (3.5)
 A little ready4 (14.3)
 Ready11 (39.3)
 Very ready12 (42.9)
How committed are you to adolescent health-related activities
 Very committed16 (57.1)
 Somehow committed9 (32.1)
 Not committed3 (10.7)
How worried are you about adolescent becoming dependent on you because of your caring nature
 Not worried6 (21.4)
 A little worried15 (53.6)
 Very worried7 (25.0)
HCPs who have received training in adolescent health counseling are more likely to provide quality care
 Disagree7 (25.0)
 Neutral0 (00.0)
 Agree21 (75.0)
HCPs who have not received training in adolescent health counseling are more likely to have difficulties working with adolescents
 Disagree5 (17.9)
 Neutral2 (7.1)
 Agree21 (75.0)
For every decision to be taken regarding an adolescent’s health, the parents/guardians must know, so long as he/she is a minor
 Disagree8 (28.6)
 Neutral4 (14.3)
 Agree16 (57.2)
Because of the workload at the clinic, it is very difficult to have one on one quality time engaging adolescent clients in discussing their health
 Disagree4 (14.3)
 Neutral4 (14.3)
 Agree20 (71.4)
Because of their peculiar issues/challenges, it is always better to have a separate healthcare facility/unit for only adolescents
 Disagree3 (10.7)
 Neutral4 (14.3)
 Agree21 (75.0)
A checklist on psychosocial assessment to be administered routinely would help track their needs
 Disagree2 (7.1)
 Neutral2 (7.1)
 Agree24 (85.7)
Specific HCPs should be assigned only to attend to the needs of ALHIV at the facility to facilitate quality care
 Disagree6 (21.4)
 Neutral0 (00.0)
 Strongly Agree22 (78.6)