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Table 3 Interventions’ characteristics addressed to reengage patients to HIV care

From: Strategies to reengage patients lost to follow up in HIV care in high income countries, a scoping review

Characteristic Description (reference)
Details of the intervention - Addressing patients with mental health, social needs or prevention services [27,28,29,30, 38, 39, 45, 46]
- Comprehensive picture of the patient’s complete health/needs [26, 33, 36, 41, 48]
- Promoting self-determination and self-care [27, 29]
- Providing information on medication, access to care and treatment rights [25, 27, 29, 30, 38, 45, 46]
- Building the staff-patient relationship and enhancing strengths [26, 29]
- Knowledge and skills building [29, 38]
- Schedule, change and complete a medical appointment [25, 26, 31,32,33,34, 42, 45]
- Patient-centred care, setting objectives for patients and clinicians [27, 29, 31, 38]
- Offering alternatives to complete appointments [23,24,25,26, 28, 31, 32, 36]
- Identify and offering and solutions to the barriers to care [25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 36, 39, 41, 42]
Theoretical background - Social cognitive and wellness motivation theory [29]
- Strengths-based case management/counselling [26,27,28, 33, 37, 47]
- Motivational interview and behavioural skills [30, 38, 46,47,48, 50]
Length and time needed - Three – ten phone calls [25, 30, 33, 49]
- Two sessions of 20 to 44 min. Each followed by 5 phone calls during 10 weeks [38]
- Six sessions (1 per week, during 6 weeks) + 1 booster session 6 weeks later [29]
- One face-to-face interview of 45 min approximately [44, 46]
- Two to ten sessions depending on the patients’ needs [26, 27]
- Three field visits [33]