n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Knowledge of student nurses in nurse initiated and management of antiretroviral therapy at the University of Limpopo, South Africa : TB, HIV/AIDS and other diseases

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


The purpose of the study was to determine the knowledge of student nurses in Nurse Initiated and Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (NIMART). A quantitative, descriptive and cross-sectional design was adopted. The population consisted of 183 undergraduate student nurses pursuing education and training of a nurse (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwife leading to registration. The sample consisted of 106 third and fourth level student nurses selected on the basis of having learned a module of HIV/AIDS and pharmacology in the third year of their training programme. Data collection was done using a questionnaire. Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 21 was used for data analysis. The study showed that student nurses have insufficient knowledge in ensuring sufficient Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) stock, tuberculosis screening on HIV positive patients and privacy during NIMART. The study recommends that undergraduate curriculum for student nurses include NIMART protocols.

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