Acta Scientific MEDICAL SCIENCES (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 10

Clients and Health Workers’ Perception of Community Pharmacy Based Anti-retroviral Therapy Model in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria

Fabian Yilshal Agwo, Yohanna Kambai Avong and Gesa Adonis Akaa*

Department of Pharmacy, Nyanya General Hospital, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Gesa Adonis Akaa, Department of Pharmacy, Nyanya General Hospital, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria.

Received: August 29, 2022; Published: September 27, 2022


Background: The quality of healthcare can easily be measured through clients’ satisfaction. There is paucity of data with regards to clients’ and health workers’ satisfaction with a community pharmacy antiretroviral therapy (Co-Pharm) model in Nigeria.

Objective: We assessed clients’ and health workers’ perception and knowledge of community pharmacy anti-retroviral therapy model in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigeria.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional survey of clients’ and health workers’ perception and knowledge of a Co-Pharm model conducted in eight community pharmacies and four General Hospitals offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) services in the FCT-Abuja, from January 2018 - July 2018. A self-administered structured questionnaire, consisting of 17 variables was applied. Summary statistics and student T-test were applied using the statistical package for social sciences SPPS.

Results: We included 382 clients and 55 health workers in the analysis. Majority of the participants fall within the age range of 30 - 49 years and were majorly graduate who are self-employed. Majority of the clients [309 (81%)] were highly satisfied with the model and almost all the healthcare workers [46 (84%)] said they were aware of the model and would refer patients to the community pharmacies.

Conclusion: Clients and health workers have a positive perception of services and are satisfied with the ART Co-Pharm model utilization.


Keywords: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART); Federal Capital Territory (FCT); Nigeria


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Citation: Gesa Adonis Akaa., et al. “Clients and Health Workers’ Perception of Community Pharmacy Based Anti-retroviral Therapy Model in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria".Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.10 (2022): 47-50.


Copyright: © 2022 Gesa Adonis Akaa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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