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|Title: ||Sankofa pediatric HIV disclosure intervention did not worsen depression scores in children living with HIV and their caregivers in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Radcliffe, Christopher|
|Keywords: ||Pediatric HIV|
|Issue Date: ||2020|
|Publisher: ||BMC Public Health|
|Abstract: ||Background: The ‘Sankofa’ pediatric HIV disclosure study (2013–2017) was an intervention that aimed to address
the low prevalence of disclosure of HIV status in Ghana.
Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study at the intervention site in Kumasi, Ghana, in 2019, (2 years after
study closure) and administered the 21-item Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the 10-item Child Depression
Inventory (CDI) to caregiver-child dyads who received the intervention.
Results: We enrolled 65% (N = 157) of the original dyads in the present study. Between Sankofa enrollment baseline and
the present study, both children and caregivers had significant (p < 0.0001) mean reductions in CDI scores and BDI scores,
respectively. CDI scores of the children were significantly correlated with BDI scores of the caregivers (r = 0.019, p = 0.019).
No statistically significant associations between disclosure status and either CDI score or BDI score were found.
Conclusions: Our findings did not support caregivers’ fears that disclosure leads to depression|
|Description: ||This article is published in BMC Public Health and also available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09678-2|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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