An Assessment Study to Determine the Feasibility, Appropriateness, and Usability of Mobile Clinics to Provide Neurosurgery and Neurology Care in Uganda

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2023

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Neurosurgical and neurological conditions account for a significant disease burden worldwide, with low- and middle-income countries bearing more than 90% of the burden. Uganda is a low-income nation with a high demand for neuro care services but limited access, especially in rural and remote areas. Mobile health clinics, which have proven to be effective in other specialties, could be adapted to provide neurological care in such regions. The objective of this research was to establish the feasibility, appropriateness, and usability of mobile neuro clinics for providing neurological care to people in Uganda's rural and remote communities. Participants who met the inclusion criteria were invited to participate in an education session. Following the education session, the participants participated in an interview session to evaluate the feasibility, appropriateness, and usability of mobile neuro clinics. The education and interview tools were developed using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). To weight provider views, a sentiment weighted scale was used, with total aggregate sentiment scores greater than 42 in each CFIR domain indicating high feasibility, acceptability, and usability. All the assessed CFIR domains scored above sentiment score of 49. The implementation process domain (167) received the best overall sentiment score, followed by the implementation climate structure (141), inner setting domain (102), innovation domain (59), and outer setting domain (55). According to the findings of the research, mobile neuro clinics are feasible, appropriate, and usable in Uganda. To achieve the best results, however, careful planning and integration involving stakeholders from conceptualization to execution are required.

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Mukumbya, Benjamin (2023). An Assessment Study to Determine the Feasibility, Appropriateness, and Usability of Mobile Clinics to Provide Neurosurgery and Neurology Care in Uganda. Master's thesis, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/27826.

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