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Cognitive and psychosocial benefits of caregiver training for Ugandan HIV children.

Principal Investigators (Uganda):  

Robert Opika Opoka, MB ChB., MMed., MPH.                                                               Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Noeline Nakasujja, MB ChB., MMed., PhD.                                                                    Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

 Principal Investigator (USA):  

Michael J. Boivin, PhD, MPH.                                                                                     International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program, Michigan State University.

 Co-Investigators:  

Pnina Klein, EdD. School of Education, Bar-Ilan University.

Margaret Nakakeeto, MB ChB., M.Med. Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, Mulago Hospital.

Paul Bangirana, PhD. Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University.

Jed Magen, DO, MS. Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University.

Joseph Wong, MD. Department of Infectious Diseases, University of California – San Francisco.

Karen Olness, MD. Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University.

Connie Page, PhD. Department of Statistics, Michigan State University.

Study site: Kayunga Hospital, Kayunga district.

Objectives:

  1. To establish the feasibility of MISC for caregivers of HIV infected children in Kayunga.
  2. To investigate whether cognitive and psychosocial functioning of HIV infected children are improved by MISC.
  3. To determine whether cognitive and psychosocial gains for children of MISC-trained caregivers is moderated by disease severity of the child.
  4. To investigate whether cognitive and psychosocial gains for children of MISC trained caregivers is the same for both HIV infected and non-HIV infected children.

 

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