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Table 4 The nature and characteristics of the interventions

From: Psychosocial support interventions for improved adherence and retention in ART care for young people living with HIV (10–24 years): a scoping review

Type of intervention N References
Psychosocial education
 Teaching/education 6 [27,28,29,30,31,32]
 Educational workshops 3 [28, 29, 32]
Adherence counselling
 Group counselling/ support groups 5 [27,28,29, 31, 32]
 Individual counselling 5 [27, 29,30,31,32]
Family centered
 Family based psychosocial intervention 2 [27, 32]
Fast track/fast lane services
 Priority clinic scheduling 3 [29, 30, 32]
Use of reminder cards/sms
 Reminder cards/sms 1 [32]
Intervention agent
 Social worker 2 [28, 30]
 Adolescent care provider 3 [29, 31, 32]
 Clinical psychologist/Bachelor-level counsellor 2 [27, 30]
 General practitioner/Nurse 3 [27, 29, 32]
 Peer counsellor 4 [28, 29, 31, 32]
 Lay counsellor/CHW 2 [27, 32]
Point of intervention delivery
 Facility-based 6 [27,28,29,30,31,32]
 Community-based 2 [28, 31]
 School-based 1 [29]
Components of intervention
 Knowledge/education on HIV/AIDS 6 [27,28,29,30,31,32]
 Adherence to treatment and retention in care 6 [27,28,29,30,31,32]
 Family-focused programme 2 [27, 32]
 Scheduled visits 3 [29, 30, 32]
 Emotional/Affective support 4 [27, 30,31,32]
 Structural support (youth clinic) 4 [28, 29, 31, 32]
 Sexual and reproductive health 5 [27,28,29,30,31]
 Disclosure, stigma and discrimination 5 [27,28,29, 31, 32]
 Health promotion 1 [32]
 AIDS related loss and bereavement care 1 [27]