Exploring implementation considerations for geriatric-HIV clinics: A secondary analysis from a scoping review on HIV models of geriatric care


OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to map the current state of knowledge regarding the implementation considerations of existing geriatric-HIV models of care, to identify areas of further research and to inform the implementation of future geriatric-HIV interventions that support older adults living with HIV. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review that was methodologically informed by the Arskey and O’Malley’s 5 step framework and theoretically informed by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR). A systematic search of six databases was conducted for peer-reviewed literature. The grey literature was also searched. Article screening was performed in duplicate. Data was extracted for the purpose of this secondary analysis using a data extraction template informed by the CFIR. Data was inductively and deductively analyzed. RESULTS: In total, 11 articles met the inclusion criteria. The models of care described varied in terms of their location and setting, the number and type of care providers involved, the mechanism of patient referral, the type of assessments and interventions performed and the methods of longitudinal patient follow-up. Four key categories emerged to describe factors that influenced their implementation: care provider buy-in, patient engagement, mechanisms of communication and collaboration, and available resources. CONCLUSIONS: The findings from this scoping review provide an initial understanding of the key factors to consider when implementing geriatric-HIV models of care. We recommend health system planners consider mechanisms of communication and collaboration, opportunities for care provider buy-in, patient engagement and available resources. Future research should explore implementation in more diverse settings to understand the nuances that influence implementation and care delivery.


Kokorelias KM, Grosse A, Zhabokritsky A, Walmsley SL, Sirisegaram L




  • Epidemiology and Determinants of Health
    • Determinants of Health
  • Determinants of Health
    • Health services
  • Population(s)
    • Older adults (>50 years)
    • General HIV+ population
  • Health Systems
    • Governance arrangements


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