Global Efforts to Engage Men and Boys in Gender-Based Violence Prevention
AbstractEfforts to engage men and boys to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) have proliferated rapidly throughout much of the world. These efforts can be seen in marked expansion of community-based prevention programming, as well as in policy support for such involvement. Many of the most innovative, best developed programs and most rigorously evaluated have grown internationally outside of North America. In this special issue, we offer a compilation of some of the exciting work underway to conceptualize, create, implement, and evaluate these rapidly developing efforts around the world. Authors address the theoretical fou...
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Intensified Exploitation and Mental Stress as Impacts of Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Alberta, Canada
AbstractMigrant precariousness is a growing global trend that calls for effective policies to attend to the rights and well-being of migrant workers in destination countries. The experience of migrant workers is highly structured by the policies and systems in destination countries. In Canada, policy changes have affected the experiences of migrants. We sought to examine the impact of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in 2015 on migrants in Alberta, one of Canada ’s western provinces. Using a transnational theoretical perspective embedded within a critical social paradigm and a focus group method, we ga...
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Home Births in the Krachi Nchumuru District in the Oti Region, Ghana: a Qualitative Study
ConclusionSeveral contextual factors encourage home births among women in the Krachi Nchumuru District, Ghana. There is, therefore, the need to increase health facilities and personnel to provide skilled delivery care and improve the transportation infrastructure in the district. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Introduction to the Issue on Equity, Collaboration, and Empowerment in Mental Health Research Partnerships
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Source: Global Social Welfare - August 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Towards Household Asset Protection: Findings from an Inter-generational Asset Transfer Project in Rural Kenya
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in the image of Fig.  1. Boxes of some texts in the said figure are missing. The corrected version of Fig. 1 is shown below. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - August 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Parents ’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Factors Affecting Learning in Kenya
ConclusionThere is need for both teachers and parents to come together and discuss perceived factors that interfere with learning of the children. Those that form a consensus for both groups, means to address them be found for better academic success of the child. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Towards Household Asset Protection: Findings from an Inter-generational Asset Transfer Project in Rural Kenya
AbstractExcluded from economic institutions, social opportunities, and legal protections, poor communities are often unable to break generational cycles of poverty. In sub-Saharan Africa, communities facing socio-economic and political exclusions are particularly susceptible to asset loss and wealth misappropriation, especially after the death of a main income earner. To address these vulnerabilities, Urithi intervention provided households in rural Kenya with tools to protect household assets through succession/inheritance planning. Using lessons learned from financial literacy curricula in asset-based programs, the inter...
Source: Global Social Welfare - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mixed Methods Evaluation of Formal Mentoring: Journey UP for Aging out of Foster Care
AbstractThere are 415,000 children in foster care in the USA. Many of those children will turn 18 before being adopted, meaning they will “age-out” and essentially be on their own as adults. We wanted to see if formal mentoring programs improved outcomes for those aging out of foster care and the Journey Up Mentorship Program in Salt Lake City offered such a program. Forty-nine youth who had aged out of foster care with the help o f mentors were surveyed and found they scored significantly higher in their ability to get jobs and were less at risk for addiction, homelessness, and incarceration compared to data f...
Source: Global Social Welfare - June 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries: a Scoping Review
ConclusionThere is an urgent need to encourage research in the field of CAMH service development in LAMICs to facilitate policy development, implementation and scale-up of CAMH services. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Generational Perceptions of Support Among Congolese Refugees in Urban Tanzania
AbstractUrban refugees frequently fall outside of the scope of humanitarian assistance programs. Despite a growing body of research describing the experiences of urban refugees in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)  of first asylum, little is known about generational differences in perceived support in these contexts. This phenomenological study used in-depth, semi-structured interviews and small group discussions to identify sources and meanings of support among older adult (50+;n  = 23) and younger adult (18–30;n  = 11) Congolese refugees in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Family and fic...
Source: Global Social Welfare - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Effect of Non-formal Experiential Education on Personal Agency of Adolescent Girls in Tajikistan: Findings from a Randomized Experimental Study
AbstractIntroductionDespite the claim of non-formal experiential education enhancing agency among youth, few studies offer robust evidence. Drawing from the capability approach, social cognitive theory, and experiential learning theory, we present the first experimental study in Central Asia testing the effect of experiential educational program on adolescent girls ’ personal agency, including self-efficacy, future orientation, and locus of control.MethodsWe ran multilevel random-intercept mixed-effects models using the repeated measures data collected from 1221 school-going adolescent girls within the cluster-random...
Source: Global Social Welfare - May 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Mental Health in Kenyan Schools: Teachers ’ Perspectives
ConclusionTeachers perceive a presence of mental health problems among the students. There is need for in-service training for the identification and referral and that school psychologists be employed to deal with student mental health problems. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Pathways to Social Capital and the Botho / Ubuntu Ethic in the Urban Space in Gaborone, Botswana
This study investigated theBotho/Ubuntu-driven practices of building community in the urban space in the form of Naomi and Laban, bridal and baby showers in Gaborone. Showers are gendered celebrations organised by women for a mother or father who will either receive a daughter or a son-in-law or for a woman who is engaged to be married or one who is about to become a mother, respectively. The study combined both quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry. The study first carried out secondary desktop analysis and, second, conducted fieldwork-based research. Themes such as social networks, social norms of mutuality, re...
Source: Global Social Welfare - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Strange Situation at the Border: Examining the Importance of Attachment and Consequences of Forcible Separation
AbstractImmigrant families that flee their native countries to seek asylum in the USA are now met with numerous challenges along their journey. Once they arrive, many are faced with incarceration for illegal entry, which results in the separation of children from their parents based on the immigration policies from the Trump Administration. Children of all ages are separated and held in less than desirable facilities, without any contact with their parents or knowledge of their well-being. This abrupt separation between parent and child for an extended period of time is detrimental to the development of the child. Research...
Source: Global Social Welfare - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Development and Implementation of a Family Therapy Intervention in Kenya: a Community-Embedded Lay Provider Model
AbstractThe large burden of mental health disorders among young people worldwide calls for scalable prevention and treatment models that reach children and families in low-resource settings. This paper describes the development of an evidence-informed family therapy intervention designed for lay counselor delivery in low-resource settings and presents findings on the feasibility and acceptability of implementation in Kenya. Qualitative data guided the development of a components-based family therapy that integrates multiple strategies from solution-focused and systems-based therapies, as well as those from parenting skills...
Source: Global Social Welfare - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

A Domains Approach to Perceived Problems and Solutions for Community Empowerment in an Urban Refugee Community in Kenya
This study utilized a thematic analysis informed by the domains approach to community empowerment to better understand how urban Somali refugees in Kenya describe community functioning. This Somali community identified multiple beliefs, needs, and barriers related to communal and individual functioning, relating these to the intersection of community competence, engagement, and capacity. Intersections are cause and solution to mental health problems, psychosocial dysfunction, and impeded development of community structure, necessitating prioritization of community development in any interventional efforts with this communi...
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Climate Change and Natural Hazards Vulnerability of Char Land (Bar Land) Communities of Bangladesh: Application of the Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI)
AbstractBangladesh is one of the disaster-prone countries and vulnerable to global climate change and natural hazards. The present study examines the degree of vulnerability and adaptability against natural hazards in rural char land (bar land) communities of the river Jamuna of Bangladesh, by calculating the livelihood vulnerability index (LVI) with reference to the IPCC vulnerability framework and the sustainable livelihoods framework (SLF). The index consists of household parameters of all the three dimensions of vulnerability: exposure, sensitivity, and adaptability. Data for desired parameters were collected from hous...
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Global Social Welfare Academic Research Partnerships: Lessons Learned from Two Studies in Mongolia
AbstractLiterature on scientific and ethical issues concerning research in low- and middle-income countries has expanded greatly with globalization, highlighting the need to prioritize health and human rights over sociopolitical agendas in NGO-academic research partnerships. The purposes of this paper are to examine the development of a long-term partnership of social work and public health researchers in the U.S. and Mongolia and to describe two illustrative studies of mental health issues in Mongolia. The National Institutes of Health funded the first study, which tested the efficacy of an HIV prevention and microfinance...
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Multistage Processes of Identifying Children at Risk or Out of Family Care: a Case of DOVCU Project Methods in Uganda
AbstractBy 1996, Uganda had about 36 Child Care Institutions (CCIs), also known as orphanages. Over recent years, there was an exponential increase in number of CCIs and most of them are not formally licensed by the government. Available evidence in Uganda indicates that institutional care is taken as priority response to out of family children without exploring family-based care options and this has detrimental effects on child development and wellbeing as well as the future. Key factors such as HIV and AIDS, child abuse and neglect, endemic poverty, migration, and family breakdown have contributed to the increase in inst...
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Qualitative exploration of HIV-related stigma and the psychosocial well-being of children orphaned by AIDS
This study explored children orphaned by AIDS perceptions and experiences of HIV-related stigma and how it has affected their psychosocial well-being. This study used a qualitative exploratory des criptive design. Thirteen participants between 8 and 17 years of age were purposively selected. Data was collected using individual open-ended face-to-face interviews, observations and field notes. Data was transcribed and analysed using a thematic analysis. Three key themes emerged, (1) children’ s experiences of stigma and discrimination; (2) children’s perceptions of HIV-related stigma; (3) and the psychosocia...
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Next Frontier for Social Development: Deepening Our Understanding, Discovering New Solutions, and Forging Ahead
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Source: Global Social Welfare - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Undervalued and Overrepresented: Voices of Migrant Domestic Workers in India
This study analyses data fr om 91 MWDWs from 6 states in India—(i) Bihar, (ii) Jharkhand, (iii) Karnataka, (iv) Madhya Pradesh, (v) Odisha, and (vi) Uttar Pradesh. The results of the study contribute towards (i) providing an insight on the everyday hardships of the MWDW (ii) emphasizing the need to diversify the discourse of domestic workers’ rights and well-being to include the role of the family, community, state, and national level infrastructure, and (iii) recommending alternative approaches for securing decent work and overall well-being that can supplement government legislation. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Understanding Feminist Resistance to “Men-Streaming”
This article explores some of the resistance to the expansion of efforts to engage men and boys with gender programming in the field of international development. While efforts to engage men and boys face predictable resistance from those that oppose a gender equality agenda writ-large, these efforts also often face resistance from feminist women in the field. This article specifically examines the reasons why many feminist women criticize or express concerns about the growing presence of efforts to engage men and boys with gender programming. Data from interviews with women in the development field who were identified by ...
Source: Global Social Welfare - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Effects of Education Savings Accounts on Student Engagement: Instrumental Variable Analysis
This study contributes knowledge by assessing the causal effects of education savings accounts on student engagement. We evaluate causal effects by using instrumental variable methods and data from a pilot study that assessed the viability of different education funding mechanisms for junior high-school students in Ghana. Results show that the offering of an education savings account to young people with an opt-out option has great p romise for improving education account ownership. Results also show that simply having an account is not strongly predictive of school engagement. Instead, it is when people begin to save into...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

What I Thought I Knew: Parental Involvement in the Sexuality Education of Their Children and Its Role on Sexual Abuse
This study was conducted to understand the role of parents in preventing the sexual abuse of their children through sexuality education. A qualitative approach was used to col lect data from 19 sexually abused children and 20 parents of victims of child sexual abuse in selected towns in the Ga Community in Ghana via semi-structured interviews. The findings showed that most parents were unable to provide sexuality education to their children due to social taboos and belief s about sexuality education. The few parents who attempted teaching their children about sexuality used a deterrent approach which yielded negative outco...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Role of Social and Human Capital in Household Resilience: Empirical Evidence from an Agricultural Village Community with Exposure to Significant Environmental Stresses in Sri Lanka
This study examines a Sri Lankan agricultural village community to empirically explore the effects of social and human capital on the resilience of households that are exposed to significant environmental stresses. Data were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of 143 village respondents representing different households in the village community with critical exposure to three environmental stresses: drought, elephant crop raiding, and deprived access to potable water. Structural equation modeling was employed to investigate the relationship between the different dimensions of social and human capital and household resil...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Children and Adolescents ’ Mental Health in Iran’s Primary Care: Perspectives of General Practitioners, School Staff, and Help Seekers
ConclusionsBefore expanding the scope of practice of Iranian GPs to provide management of common emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents, the concerns and specific needs of these practitioners need to be addressed. Parents and youth in the study expressed a preference for mental health care from a GP rather than a specialist. However, they also commented on the need for restructuring the current GP visits to facilitate youth participation. These findings provide directions for expanding the scope of practice of adult collaborative care networks to meet the mental health care needs of children and adol...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Coping with Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in India: Evidence from NSS 71st Round
AbstractThe present paper seeks to examine the incidence and socio-economic inequality in the utilisation of different sources of finance to cope up with out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenditure in rural and urban India. By employing National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO), 71st Round (2014) data, the authors found that among inpatient cases, about 60 and 50% households in rural and urban areas respectively rely upon distress sources such as borrowings, contributions from friends and relatives and sale of assets to finance OOP health expenditure. Socio-economically deprived sections in rural areas have a higher likelihood...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Which Feminism? Dilemmas in Profeminist Men ’s Praxis to End Violence Against Women
AbstractMuch of the work to engage men in preventing violence against women across the globe is profeminist —it is informed by feminist perspectives and done by or in collaboration with women and women’s organisations. Men involved in this work typically are expected to support feminism and to be accountable to women and feminism. But which feminism should profeminist men support? There has been relat ively little discussion of this question in the ‘engaging men’ field. Yet, organisations and individuals involved in undertaking this work, whether it is delivered by or with men, adopt a range of diff...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Social and Demographic Predictors of Gender Inequality Among Heterosexual Couples Expecting a Child in Central Kenya
This study contributes to the literature on the influence of social and economic factors on gender inequality, especially in Kenya which has a high burden of HIV/AIDS. Our results show some areas to improve these specific factors (including education and employment opportunities) or create interventions for targeted populations to potentially improve gender equality in heterosexual pregnant couples in Kenya. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Adapting a Global Gender-Transformative Violence Prevention Program for the U.S. Community-Based Setting for Work with Young Men
AbstractExtensive practice-based evidence from international settings, as well as in-depth evaluations of programs promoting gender equity, have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing perpetration of violence against women and girls. Such “gender-transformative programs” encourage critical analysis of gender norms, challenge homophobia and gender-based harassment, build skills to question harmful masculine norms, interrupt harmful and disrespectful behaviors, and encourage more equitable behaviors. Here we describe the history of a gender-transformative program, “Program H,” first developed in Brazi...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Men ’s Story Project: Promoting Healthy Masculinities via Men’s Public, Personal Narrative-Sharing
AbstractThe Men ’s Story Project (MSP) is a scalable social and behavior change communication initiative that fosters critical reflection and dialogue about masculinities by creating public forums where men share non-fiction, personal narratives that challenge male norms and model healthy, gender-equitable mascul inities. Via focus groups and in-depth interviews, this qualitative evaluation study examined impacts of the MSP for 20 MSP presenters and 31 college audience members who attended an MSP production at a public university in California in the Spring 2009 semester. Key thematic findings for MSP presen ters inc...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Evaluation of ASEAN-Members Pension Scheme Performance
This study introduces a comprehensive evaluation tool to study the performance of pension schemes. The Pension Scheme Performance Index (PSP-Index) suggests the following factors: education infrastructure growth rate ( ∆V1), training program growth rate (∆V2), diet improvement growth rate (∆V3), health coverage growth rate (∆V4), life expectancy growth rate (∆V5), pension coverage growth rate (∆V6), labor market demand growth rate (∆V7), total tax collection growth rate (∆V8), and capital expansion growth rate (V9). PSP-index attempts at the standardization of performance measures that have typically applie...
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Engaging Young Men as Community Health Leaders in an STI and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
ConclusionRecruiting POLs in a Tanzanian urban setting and engaging them in STI and IPV reduction through social networks is possible. Training POLs in health information and interpersonal communication is important. Utilizing booster sessions and a variety of retention strategies for POLs in programs that aim to reduce IPV and STI infections among young men is essential to maintain the health leaders ’ engagement in the intervention as well as intervention fidelity. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Recent Immigrants ’ Use of Dental Care and Health Insurance Status in the USA
ConclusionsThis study highlighted the low use of dental services among recent immigrants and the high proportion of them currently uninsured. The study also suggested the need for better coverage of dental healthcare expenses for Medicaid recipients. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Advancing Research Practice Partnerships to Achieve Population - Level Mental Health Outcomes
This article reflects on research-practice partnerships in three areas: dissemination and implementation research, community-based research, and health equity research. While progress has been made within these areas, each of these can contribute to the who, how, and what about mental health research to improve integration of mental health services within primary care and achieve population health outcomes. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Organisations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Nepal
AbstractWith growing empirical evidences of sport ’s positive impacts on socioeconomic development and peacebuilding, there is progress in theorising sports as a vehicle for social change and global growth of sport for development and peace (SDP) organisations; undoubtedly, the SDP sector can play a significant role in achieving sustainable devel opment goals (SDGs), particularly in the least developed countries (LDCs). However, local SDP organisations and related government policies in LDCs have rarely been studied, and there have been no studies conducted yet focusing Nepal. Thus, this paper explores the grassroots...
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Partnerships in a Global Mental Health Research Programme —the Example of PRIME
We present the experience of the Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME), a LMIC-led partnership which provides research evidence for the development, implementation and scaling up of integrated district mental healthcare plans in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda. We use Tuckman ’s first four stages of forming, storming, norming and performing to reflect on the history, formation and challenges of the PRIME Consortium. We show how this resulted in successful partnerships in relation to management, research, research uptake and capacity building and reflect on the key less ons for future part...
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

War Violence Exposure, Reintegration Experiences and Intimate Partner Violence Among a Sample of War-Affected Females in Sierra Leone
This study indicates a need for war-affected females to have greater access to resources that can empower them post-conflict. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Gaps in Suicide Assessment and Management Among Accident and Emergency Nurses in Kenyatta National Hospital: a Qualitative Study
AbstractThis qualitative study was conducted using key informant interviews with Accident and Emergency and Mental Health staff at Nairobi ’s Kenyatta National Hospital to examine the current state of suicide assessment and management care at the Department. The interviews probed whether protocols were in place and if the key personnel were aware of these procedures and to what extent evidence-based protocol was used in managing suic idal patients at A&E. We interviewed eight key informants who rotated in the Accident and Emergency Department and Mental Health Department, and they were interviewed using a semi-st...
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Building Mental Health Research Capacity in Kenya: a South-North Collaboration
AbstractThis paper describes a mental health capacity-building partnership between the University of Nairobi (UON) and the University of Washington (UW) that was built upon a foundational 30-year HIV/AIDS research training collaboration between the two institutions. With funding from the US National Institute of Mental Health Medical Education Program Initiative (MEPI), UW and UON faculty collaborated to develop and offer a series of workshops in research methods, grant writing, and manuscript publication for UON faculty and postgraduate students committed to mental health research. UON and UW scientists provided ongoing m...
Source: Global Social Welfare - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Evolution of Positive Youth Development as a Key International Development Approach
This article addresses the evolution of positive youth development (PYD) in international development and identifies the evidence on PYD in low- to middle-income countries. PYD involves giving youth opportunities for developmentally appropriate structure, emotional support, positive adult interaction, and skills development while engaging youth in making positive contributions to their communities. Given the burgeoning global youth population, it is necessary to examine the stage of adolescence and the recent efforts that have been targeted at this population. A research review examined research on youth development in the...
Source: Global Social Welfare - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Parenting Programs for Underserved Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Issues of Scientific Integrity and Social Justice
We describe innovative approaches that span the continuum of intervention development, adaptation, optimization, evaluation, implementation, and scale-up of different parenting programs for vulnerable children and families across the world. We conclude by offering specific and pragmatic recommendations to increase access of culturally relevant and effective parenting programs in these communities. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Association of Material Hardship with Medication Adherence and Perceived Stress Among People Living with HIV in Rural Zambia
AbstractThe intersection of poverty and HIV/AIDS has exacerbated socioeconomic inequalities in Zambia. For example, the downstream consequences of HIV/AIDS are likely to be severe among the poor. Current research has relied on multidimensional indicators of poverty, which encompass various forms of deprivation, including material. Although comprehensive measures help us understand what constitutes poverty and deprivation, their complexity and scope may hinder the development of appropriate and feasible interventions. These limitations prompted us to examine whether material hardship, a more practicable, modifiable aspect o...
Source: Global Social Welfare - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Experiencing Health Services Research in the Global South: a Collaborative Autoethnography of Two Social Work Researchers
In conclusion, we will share lessons learned in forming skills to establish partnerships and where our maternal health collaboration aims to continue to build mutual collaboration across countries. (Source: Global Social Welfare)
Source: Global Social Welfare - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Association of Material Hardship with Medication Adherence and Perceived Stress Among People Living with HIV in Rural Zambia
AbstractThe intersection of poverty and HIV/AIDS has exacerbated socioeconomic inequalities in Zambia. For example, the downstream consequences of HIV/AIDS are likely to be severe among the poor. Current research has relied on multidimensional indicators of poverty, which encompass various forms of deprivation, including material. Although comprehensive measures help us understand what constitutes poverty and deprivation, their complexity and scope may hinder the development of appropriate and feasible interventions. These limitations prompted us to examine whether material hardship, a more practicable, modifiable aspect o...
Source: Global Social Welfare - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research