Using intervention mapping in motivational interviewing training to improve ART uptake in Gauteng, South Africa

By  Idah Mokhele  Tembeka Sineke  Marnie Vujovic  Matthew Fox  Robert AC Ruiter  Dr Dorina Onoya  |  | 

In South Africa, lay HIV counsellors are at the forefront of many HIV-related behavioural interventions. However, they have limited formal counselling training and little ongoing in-service support, leading to considerable variability in approaches to counselling. We describe the use of Intervention Mapping to develop a motivational interviewing counselling training and support program, titled “Thusa-Thuso – helping you help”, for lay HIV counsellors practising in primary health care clinics in South Africa. The program is contextually relevant, locally-produced, scalable, and is designed to impart sustained motivational interviewing counselling skills in lay HIV counsellors for improved antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake in the universal-test-and-treat era.

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Journal of Health Psychology