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Table 6 Experience of transition from pediatric and adult care among male and female adolescents living with HIV

From: Social-support needs among adolescents living with HIV in transition from pediatric to adult care in Cambodia: findings from a cross-sectional study

Experience of transition from pediatric and adult care Total (n = 328), n (%) Male (n = 169), n (%) Female (n = 159), n (%) p-value*
Facility you prefer to receive care and treatment 0.46
 Pediatric pre ART/ART services 217 (66.2) 115 (68.8) 102 (64.2)  
 Adult pre ART/ART service 111 (33.8) 54 (32.0) 57 (35.8)  
Preferred to discuss questions related to health, sexuality, or daily life with 0.01
 Health providers 67 (20.4) 45 (26.6) 22 (13.8)  
 Counselors/peer educators 19 (5.8) 6 (3.6) 13 (8.2)  
 Friends 44 (13.4) 17 (10.1) 27 (17.0)  
 Family 157 (47.9) 81 (47.9) 76 (47.8)  
 Other 41 (12.5) 20 (11.8) 21 (13.2)  
Person who you trust the most for your treatment 0.02
 Health providers 259 (79.0) 132 (78.1) 127 (79.9)  
 Counselors/peer educators 14 (4.3) 3 (1.8) 11 (6.9)  
 Friends/family 36 (11.0) 25 (14.8) 11 (6.9)  
 Other 19 (5.8) 9 (5.8) 10 (6.3)  
Sources of information about health < 0.001
 Pre ART/ART clinic 199 (60.7) 118 (69.8) 81 (50.9)  
 NGOs 21 (6.4) 10 (5.9) 11 (6.9)  
 Family 80 (24.7) 25 (14.8) 55 (34.6)  
 Other 28 (8.5) 16 (9.5) 12 (7.5)  
Current HIV care provider 0.06
 Health provider for adults 105 (32.0) 46 (27.2) 59 (37.1)  
 Health provider for children 223 (68.8) 123 (72.8) 100 (62.9)  
Received counseling on transition to adult services 0.49
 No 190 (57.9) 101 (59.8) 89 (56.0)  
 Yes 138 (42.1) 68 (40.2) 70 (44.0)  
Person who provided the counseling 0.34
 Health providers 56 (40.9) 31 (45.6) 25 (36.2)  
 Counselors/peer educators 64 (46.7) 31 (45.6) 33 (47.8)  
 Other 17 (12.4) 6 (8.8) 11 (15.9)  
Ever completed a transfer form 0.58
 No 292 (89.0) 152 (89.9) 140 (88.1)  
 Yes 36 (11.0) 17 (10.1) 19 (11.9)  
Ever visited an adult clinic to prepare for transition 0.007
 No 235 (71.6) 110 (65.1) 125 (78.6)  
 Yes 93 (28.4) 59 (34.9) 34 (21.4)  
Person who took you to visit the adult clinic to prepare for transition 0.07
 Health providers 8 (8.7) 4 (6.8) 4 (12.1)  
 Counselors/peer educators 8 (8.7) 2 (3.4) 6 (18.2)  
 Friends/family 58 (63.0) 41 (69.5) 17 (51.5)  
 Other 18 (19.6) 12 (20.3) 6 (18.2)  
The visit was helpful for you to cope with the transition 0.83
 No 5 (5.6) 3 (5.2) 2 (6.3)  
 Yes 85 (94.4) 55 (94.8) 30 (93.8)  
A ‘Case Manager’ has been identified to support you during the transition 0.003
 No 192 (58.5) 112 (66.3) 80 (50.3)  
 Yes 136 (41.5) 57 (33.7) 79 (49.7)  
Preparedness to manage your treatment going forward < 0.001
 Very prepared 42 (12.8) 27 (16.0) 15 (9.4)  
 Somewhat prepared 249 (75.9) 136 (80.5) 113 (71.1)  
 Somewhat unprepared 21 (6.4) 4 (2.4) 17 (10.7)  
 Very unprepared 16 (4.9) 2 (1.2) 14 (8.8)  
Feeling supported during your transition from pediatric care to adult care 0.006
 Very supported 45 (25.4) 17 (20.0) 28 (30.4)  
 Somewhat supported 106 (59.9) 49 (57.6) 57 (62.0)  
 Somewhat unsupported 13 (7.3) 7 (8.2) 6 (6.5)  
 Very unsupported 13 (7.3) 12 (14.1) 1 (1.1)  
Satisfaction you with your transition experience in general 0.34
 Very satisfied 53 (16.2) 29 (17.2) 24 (15.1)  
 Somewhat satisfied 107 (32.6) 51 (30.2) 56 (35.2)  
 Somewhat dissatisfied 34 (10.4) 14 (8.3) 20 (12.6)  
 Very dissatisfied 134 (40.7) 75 (44.4) 59 (37.1)  
  1. ART antiretroviral therapy, HIV human immunodeficiency virus
  2. Values are number (%) for categorical variables and mean (± SD) for continuous variables
  3. * Chi square or Fisher’s exact test was used for categorical outcome variables and Student’s t-test was used for continuous outcome variables