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The resource is divided into 5 sections as follows:

Section Title Section Outline

Section 1:
What is the role of rehabilitation in the context of HIV in SSA?

1.1 – How is “rehabilitation” defined in this resource?

1.2 – How can rehabilitation help people living with HIV in SSA?

1.3 – How can the World Health Organization's "ICF" help us think about rehabilitation for people living with HIV?

1.4 – How can the Episodic Disability Model help us think about rehabilitation for people living with HIV?

1.5 – Who provides rehabilitation for people living with HIV?

1.6 – Do rehabilitation providers need special skills or training to care for people living with HIV? If so, what?

1.7 – What roles do rehabilitation providers have related to HIV in SSA?

1.8 – When is rehabilitation clinical intervention useful along the HIV care continuum?

1.9 – What is the relationship between disability, poverty, HIV and rehabilitation?

Section 2:
What do rehabilitation providers need to know about HIV in SSA?

 

 

2.1 – What do rehabilitation providers need to know about the stages of HIV infection?

2.2 – What do rehabilitation providers need to know about CD4 count and viral load?

2.3 – What is the impact of HIV on body systems and why does this matter for rehabilitation providers?

2.4 – Who might the patients be that rehabilitation providers treat in SSA?

2.5 – What do rehabilitation providers need to know about ARTs in SSA?

2.6 – What are the precautions that all rehabilitation providers should take regarding HIV and other related co-infections?

Section 3:
What are the rehabilitation interventions that can help people living with HIV in SSA?

3.1 – What are the rehabilitation interventions that address impairments common among people living with HIV?

3.1.1 – Mental impairments

3.1.2 – Sensory functions and pain

3.1.3 – Voice and speech functions

3.1.4 – Functions of the cardiovascular, hematological, immunological and respiratory systems

3.1.5 – Functions of the digestive, metabolic and endocrine systems

3.1.6 – Genitourinary and reproductive functions

3.1.7 – Neuromuscular and movement related structures

3.1.8 – Functions of the skin and related structures

3.2 – What are the rehabilitation interventions that can address the activity limitations and participation restrictions common among people living with HIV?

3.3 – More information on rehabilitation interventions for people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa?

3.4 – What do rehabilitation providers need to know about their patients’ beliefs and use of traditional healers, spiritual leaders and alternative therapies outside the formal medical system?

Section 4:
What do rehabilitation providers need to know about caring for children and youth living with HIV in SSA?

 

4.1 – What is the role of rehabilitation for children and youth living with HIV and their families?

4.2 – What is the ICF-CY and how can it help us think about the role of rehabilitation for children and youth living with HIV?

4.3 – What are the rehabilitation interventions that address impairments common among children and youth living with HIV?

4.3.1 – Mental functions

4.3.2 – Sensory functions and pain

4.3.3 – Hearing

4.3.4 – Vision

4.3.5 – Sensation

4-3-6 – Voice and speech functions

4.3.7 – Functions of the cardiovascular, haematological, immunological and respiratory systems

4.3.8 – Respiratory Impairments

4.3.9 – Functions of the digestive, metabolic and endocrine systems

4.3.10 – Endocrine disorders

4.3.11 – Neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions

4.3.12 – Functions of the skin and related structures

4.4 – What are the rehabilitation interventions that can address the activity limitations and participation restrictions common among children and youth living with HIV?

4.4.1 – Adolescents and Young Adults

Section 5:
What are the concepts and tools for measuring rehabilitation outcomes in HIV in SSA?

5.1 – What are outcome measures?

5.2 – Why should rehabilitation providers use outcome measures?

5.3 – How do rehabilitation providers know if an outcome measure will be useful in practice?

5.4 – What are floor and ceiling effects in outcome measurement?

5.5 – What is the difference between generic and HIV-specific outcome measures?

5.6 – How should you decide which outcomes measure to use?

5.7 – How do you access a copy of an outcome measure?

5.8 – What are rehabilitation-related outcome measures that can be useful for people living with HIV in SSA?

5.8.1 – Activities of Daily Living

5.8.2 – Coping Response

5.8.3 – Depression

5.8.4 – Fatigue

5.8.5 – Health-related quality of life

5.8.6 – Presence and bothersome nature of symptoms

5.8.7 – Self-management self-efficacy

5.8.8 – Social Support

5.8.9 – Stigma

5.8.10 – Stress