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

By  Idah Mokhele  Tembeka Sineke  Marnie Vujovic  Dr. 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