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Mixed Method Qualitative Case Study of the Views and Performance of Clinic Staff Undertaking STD Testing
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Thematic Analysis There are different themes identified from the interviews which are relevant to the subject matter. These are themes which relate to the aims and objectives as identified in the earlier chapters of this dissertation. Views on STD testing All but one of the interviewees mentioned that they felt very much confident in taking throat and rectal swabs…
They were especially confident in carrying out throat swabs more than rectal swabs because of the uncomfortable and embarrassing nature of the rectal swabs. Interviewee 3 mentioned however that he needed more confidence in proctoscopy because he mostly participated in blind rectal swabs. Most of the interviewees also mentioned that they were able to gain confidence through experience and this experience also taught them how they could make the patient more comfortable during the rectal swabs. Interviewee 4 mentioned that by exuding confidence during the procedure, the patient could be more comfortable. This interviewee also points out the importance of carrying out the swabs as quickly as possible in order to lessen the discomfort. These views emphasize the importance of confidence and the fact that the respondents placed primary importance on its impact in the successful administration of tests. Attitudes Where there may be genital site testing missed by other health professionals, majority of the respondents indicated that they would just ask the patient why the genital testing was not carried out. The respondents point out that most times, the patient may have been the one to refuse the swab. ...
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