Nutritional Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) in Nigeria

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Ethel E. Adimora
Eze E. Ajaegbu
Juliet O. Nwigwe
Adaora L. Onuora
Ola N. Onuoha

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate the influence of socio-demographic data on nutritional knowledge, attitude and practices among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in Enugu State of Nigeria. A standardized questionnaire was designed to collect information on the socio-demographic characteristics, nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice of PLWHIV who attended the HAART centre at the Ntasi Obi Ndi No N’afufu Specialist Centre. Results showed that the respondents scored 65.6% on nutritional knowledge, 13.7% on nutritional attitude, and 54.9% on nutritional practices. The Bivariate analysis showed significant positive correlations between nutritional knowledge and attitude; nutritional knowledge and practices; and nutritional attitude and practices. Monthly income was seen as a common predictor for nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice; hence local foods should be included in their food chart for affordability and accessibility.

Keywords:
PLWHIV, nutritional knowledge, nutritional attitude, nutritional practice, Nigeria

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Adimora, E. E., Ajaegbu, E. E., Nwigwe, J. O., Onuora, A. L., & Onuoha, O. N. (2020). Nutritional Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) in Nigeria. Advances in Research, 21(9), 69-75. https://doi.org/10.9734/air/2020/v21i930234
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