Journal article

The Views of Patients and Partners Toward Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy for Chlamydia: A Systematic Review

Elly Layton, Alaina Vaisey, Jane L Goller, Jacqueline Coombe, Meredith Temple-Smith, Jane Hocking

Sexually Transmitted Diseases | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The majority of research on patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) has focused on its impact on reinfections. This study aimed to systematically review the evidence regarding the acceptability of PDPT by patients and partners for chlamydia infection. METHODS: Three electronic databases were searched in March 2019 using terms related to PDPT. Studies were included if they reported on patient or partner acceptance of PDPT for chlamydia and were conducted in high-income countries. Actual and perceived acceptabilities of PDPT were assessed. RESULTS: Thirty-three studies were included: 24 quantitative, 3 qualitative, and 6 mixed methods. Most were clinic based. Quantitative data sho..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

J.H. receives funding from a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (1136117). For all authors, no conflict of interest was declared.