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Table 4 Characteristics of respondents of the in-depth interviews

From: 'I believe that the staff have reduced their closeness to patients': an exploratory study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff in four rural hospitals in Uganda

Managers
Characteristics Hospital A Hospital B Hospital C Hospital D
Sex 2 F, 2 M 2 F, 2 M 3 F, 1 M 2 F, 2 M
Age 28, 37, 45, 47 early 30s, 36, 45, 51 early 30s, 33, 60, 29 36, 50, late 50s
Professions 2 medical doctors, 2 registered midwives 2 medical doctors, 2 registered midwives 1 medical doctor, 2 registered nurses, 1 MPH (foreigner) 2 MD, 2 registered nurse/midwives
Work experience MD: 9, 4 years Midwives: 17, 20 years MD: 2, 6 years Midwives: 10, 15 years 2 × 1 year, 3, 15 years MD: 6, 14 years Nurse: 5, 8 years
Health workers     
Sex 5 F, 1M 2 F, 4M 2F, 2M 6F
Age 36, 39, 45, 45, 58 (1 missing) 26,48,50,53,57 (1 missing) 21, 24, 26, 30 24, 25,28, 30, 30,55
Profession 1 enrolled nurse/counsellor, 2 enrolled nurse, 1 enrolled midwife, 1 clinical officer and 1 registered nurse 1 enrolled nurse, 1 senior clinical officer, 1 nursing assistant, 2 registered nurses/counsellors, 1 senior anaesthetic officer 1 counsellor, 1 registered nurse, 1 theatre assistant, 1 enrolled nurse 2 enrolled nurses, 1 student midwife, 1 clinical officer, 1 teacher/counsellor, 1 registered nurse
Work experience 6 months to 30 years, 3 around 15 years 6 months to 30 years, 2 around 19 years 2 to 10 years 6 months to 5 years
Support staff     
Sex 1 F, 1 M 2 M 1 F 1M
Age 49, 42 21, 32 42 42
Profession 2 cleaners 2 cleaners cleaner cleaner
Work experience 19 years (1 missing) 1, 2.5 years 5 years 9 years