HIV / AIDS Medication Compliance / Patient Adherence
HIV/AIDS Studies Mobile Phone Reminders
The Use of Cell Phone (Mobile Phone) Reminder Calls for Assisting HIV-Infected Adolescents and Young Adults to Adhere to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: A Pilot Study.
In the first 4 weeks of the study when calls were daily, very few phone calls or medications were reported missed. In the following 4 weeks were calls were tapered to weekdays only, few calls and few medications were missed. Overall, the subjects that did not experience institutionalization or major chaotic life changes did very well receiving phone calls, and did well with adherence to medication doses.
AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Volume 20, Number 6, 2006, pp 438-444
Joseph A. Puccio, M.D., Marvin Belzer, M.D., Johanna Olson, M.D., Miguel Martinez, M.P.H., Cathy Salata, R.N., Diane Tucker, R.N., And Diane Tanaka, M.D. (Cohort Prospective)
Simply forgot is the most frequently stated reason for missed doses of HAART irrespective of degree of adherence.
Some of the most effective behavioral strategies include tailoring the medical regimen to the patient's daily routine and lifestyle. A final intervention found to be quite successful in improving and maintaining high levels of adherence to medical recommendations is that of social support, either from a health care professional or within one's personal environment.
HIV Medicine, Volume 7 Issue 5 Pages 285-290, July 2006
TS Barfod, HT Sørensen, H Nielsen, L Rodkjær and N Obe
Leason learned from HEART
Overview and implementation of an intervention to prevent adherence failure among HIV-infected adults initiating antiretroviral therapy: Lessons learned from Project HEART
Few participants eligible for the study had trouble identifying a support partner. Over 90% of support partners attended at least one intervention visit. Support partners were most available and amenable to participate early in the initiation of therapy. Participants' experiences as the 'supported' partner were generally positive. Though many participants faced barriers not easily addressed by this intervention (for example, housing instability), formally integrating support partners into the intervention helped to address many other common adherence barriers. Family and friends are an underutilized resource in HIV medication adherence. Enlisting the help of support partners is a practical and economical approach to adherence counselling.
AIDS Care, Volume 18 Issue 8 Pages 895-903, November 2006
G. Davies; L.J. Koenig; D. Stratford; M. Palmore; T. Bush; M. Golde E. Malatino; M. Todd-Turner; T. V. Ellerbrock (prospective controlled study)
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