Table 2

Factors that impede HIV testing of patients by Nigerian Surgery Trainees, 1997.

Number

Factor

Response rate in percentages


Agree

Strongly agree

Do not agree


1

Expensive

44.2

14.4

41.3

2

Non-availability of testing kit

35.6

6.7

57.7

3

Preference for non-testing

12.5

3.8

83.7

4

Legal hindrances and barriers

10.5

4.8

84.8

5

Absence of hospital guidelines

53.5

17.8

28.7

6

Absence of country guidelines

50.5

8.1

41.4

7

Patient population has low risk for HIV

15.2

3.8

81.0

8

Patients refusal

27.6

5.7

66.7

9

Testing is cumbersome

16.2

1.0

82.9

10

Undue delay in obtaining result

30.8

9.3

59.8

11

All patients treated as if they are HIV+

20.0

10.5

69.5

12

Obtaining informed consent is difficult

36.9

11.7

51.5

13

Procedure is embarrassing for both doctor and patient

50.5

8.4

41.1


Adebamowo et al. BMC Surgery 2002 2:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-2-7

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