Health Care Workers' Perceptions of Point-of-Care Testing in a Low-Income Country-A Qualitative Study in Southwestern Uganda

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618974
Title:
Health Care Workers' Perceptions of Point-of-Care Testing in a Low-Income Country-A Qualitative Study in Southwestern Uganda
Authors:
Rasti, R; Nanjebe, D; Karlström, J; Muchunguzi, C; Mwanga-Amumpaire, J; Gantelius, J; Mårtensson, A; Rivas, L; Galban, F; Reuterswärd, P; Andersson Svahn, H; Alvesson, H; Boum, Y; Alfvén, T
Journal:
PLoS ONE
Abstract:
Point-of-care (POC) tests have become increasingly available and more widely used in recent years. They have been of particular importance to low-income settings, enabling them with clinical capacities that had previously been limited. POC testing programs hold a great potential for significant improvement in low-income health systems. However, as most POC tests are developed in high-income countries, disengagement between developers and end-users inhibit their full potential. This study explores perceptions of POC test end-users in a low-income setting, aiming to support the development of novel POC tests for low-income countries.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
27-Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618974
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0182005
PubMed ID:
28750083
Submitted date:
2017-08-03
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Laboratory

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dc.contributor.authorRasti, Ren
dc.contributor.authorNanjebe, Den
dc.contributor.authorKarlström, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMuchunguzi, Cen
dc.contributor.authorMwanga-Amumpaire, Jen
dc.contributor.authorGantelius, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMårtensson, Aen
dc.contributor.authorRivas, Len
dc.contributor.authorGalban, Fen
dc.contributor.authorReuterswärd, Pen
dc.contributor.authorAndersson Svahn, Hen
dc.contributor.authorAlvesson, Hen
dc.contributor.authorBoum, Yen
dc.contributor.authorAlfvén, Ten
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-05T20:38:25Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-05T20:38:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-27-
dc.date.submitted2017-08-03-
dc.identifier.citationHealth Care Workers' Perceptions of Point-of-Care Testing in a Low-Income Country-A Qualitative Study in Southwestern Uganda. 2017, 12 (7):e0182005 PLoS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid28750083-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0182005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618974-
dc.description.abstractPoint-of-care (POC) tests have become increasingly available and more widely used in recent years. They have been of particular importance to low-income settings, enabling them with clinical capacities that had previously been limited. POC testing programs hold a great potential for significant improvement in low-income health systems. However, as most POC tests are developed in high-income countries, disengagement between developers and end-users inhibit their full potential. This study explores perceptions of POC test end-users in a low-income setting, aiming to support the development of novel POC tests for low-income countries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.titleHealth Care Workers' Perceptions of Point-of-Care Testing in a Low-Income Country-A Qualitative Study in Southwestern Ugandaen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen

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