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Table 2 Characteristics of included studies (variables and impact expressed in terms of odds ratios extracted from included studies)

From: Male partner involvement in increasing the uptake of infant antiretroviral prophylaxis/treatment in sub Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Study population Study design Approach used Degree of male involvement Unadjusted OR
Aliyu et al. 2016 [35] 364 HIV positive mothers and infants Nigeria RCT Complex community interventions Antenatal clinic(ANC) attendance 3.04 (1.16–5.47)
Becker et al. 2010 [30] 81 HIV positive mothers and infants in Tanzania RCT Invitation letter ANC attendance couple voluntary counselling and testing 4.31 (3.46–5.37)
Byamugisha et al. 2010 [36] 1713 HIV positive mothers and infants in Uganda Cohort Complex community interventions Couple voluntary counselling and testing 1.35 (1.08–1.68)
Conkling et al. 2010 [29] 185 HIV positive mothers for each centre in Zambia Cohort Invitation letter Couple voluntary counselling and testing 1.08 (0.73–1.57)
Conkling et al. 2010 [29] 185 HIV positive mothers a for each centre in Rwanda Cohort Invitation letter Couple voluntary counselling and testing 1.21 (0.66–2.23)
Farquhar et al. 2004 [33] 217 HIV positive women and their infants in Kenya Cohort Enhanced psychosocial intervention ANC attendance couple voluntary counselling and testing 3.4 (1.3–9.0)
Kalembo et al. 2013 [31] 476 HIV positive women and their infants in Malawi Cohort Verbal encouragement HIV counselling and testing, HIV status disclosure and support to adhere to protocols 1.4 (0.5–3.8)
Peltzer et al. 2010 [32] 745 HIV positive mothers and infants in South Africa Cohort Verbal encouragement ANC attendance 2.95 (2.03–4.3)
Weiss et al. 2014 [34] 25 HIV positive mothers and infants in South Africa RCT Enhanced psychosocial intervention ANC attendance couple voluntary counselling and testing 4.0 (0.36–44.7)
  1. ANC Antenatal clinic, RCT Randomized controlled trial, HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus