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dc.contributor.authorCondran, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-09T14:47:23Z
dc.date.available2016-08-09T14:47:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72051
dc.description.abstractThe transition to an integrated approach to HIV and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infection (STBBI) prevention will impact testing services in Nova Scotia. In order to respond to the consequences of this policy-level decision, this study explored stakeholders’ perceptions of integration and its consequences. Guided by a social constructivist framework, this study included a policy literature review, and as the main data collection activity, two rounds of one-on-one semi-structured stakeholder interviews. Eight participants participated in twelve separate interviews; stakeholders represented the community, health care and policy levels from both HIV and STBBI prevention. Transcripts were analyzed using a thematic analysis methodology. Three key thematic areas were identified: Integration as promoting efficiency or creating competition, promoting integrated testing, and the need for policy-level support. Together, these three thematic areas outline stakeholders’ perceptions of integration, its consequences and potential strategies for capitalizing on opportunities or addressing challenges associated with integration.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_US
dc.subjectNova Scotiaen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subjectAIDS (Disease)
dc.subjectHIV infections
dc.subjectHealth Policy - Nova Scotia
dc.titleHIV and STBBI Testing: The Implications of Shifting Policy Environmentsen_US
dc.date.defence2016-06-20
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Health & Human Performanceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Audrey Steenbeeken_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Lynn Robinsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Lynette Reiden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerConstance MacIntoshen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jacqueline Gahaganen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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