Vicki J Tepper

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Scores from the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) administered to both antiretroviral therapy (ART)-experienced and -naive adults in HIV care in Nigeria were evaluated for association with participant characteristics and ART adherence measured by pharmacy records.(More)
This study examines the relationship between adherence to pediatric HIV regimens and three family experience factors: (1) regimen responsibility; (2) barriers to adherence; and (3) strategies for remembering to give medications. Caregivers of 127 children ages 2-15 years in the PACTS-HOPE multisite study were interviewed. Seventy-six percent of caregivers(More)
The authors sought to assess the utility of the electronic Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS) in monitoring adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV-infected children and to compare this with other methods of adherence assessment. Twenty-six perinatally HIV-infected children being treated with three or more antiretroviral(More)
This paper presents findings of a multi-site study designed to document: (1) caregivers' regimen knowledge; (2) barriers to adherence; and (3) the relationships between adherence, regimen knowledge and barriers. Fifty-one predominantly female, African American parents and caregivers of HIV-infected children completed the Treatment Interview Protocol (TIP),(More)
BACKGROUND Neurodevelopmental impairment has been identified in children infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The frequency and spectrum of neurologic impairment are greater in children than those reported for adults. In children, HIV is known to enter the central nervous system early in the course of the disease. The presentation of pediatric(More)
Medication adherence is critical for children's HIV treatment success, but obtaining accurate assessments is challenging when complex measurement technologies are not feasible. Our goal was to evaluate a multidimensional adherence interview designed to improve on existing adherence measures. Data from caregivers (N = 126) of perinatally infected children(More)
This study sought to examine predictors of psychological symptoms and psychiatric service receipt among youth with HIV. Data were from the baseline assessment of Adolescent Impact, a study of 13-21-year-old youth with HIV in three US cities. Between August 2003 and February 2005, participants completed the age-appropriate youth or adult self-report symptom(More)
Pediatric neuro-AIDS may be the first clinical manifestation of HIV infection in children born to HIV-infected mothers. As part of the neurodevelopmental examination of children, the Clinical Adaptive Test/Clinical Linguistic and Auditory Milestone Scale (CAT/CLAMS) was investigated as a tool for pediatricians to use to monitor the development of children(More)
Although parents and caregivers may have primary responsibility for their children's medication- taking, surprisingly few studies have examined caregiver psychosocial correlates of children's adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). This cross-sectional, descriptive study examined the relationship between caregiver psychosocial characteristics and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to assess the current and chronic health problems and the adequacy of primary health care of children placed with a relative (kinship care) by a public agency. RESEARCH DESIGN Population survey. SETTING Children in kinship care in Baltimore, Md. PARTICIPANTS Four hundred seven (78%) of 524 children in(More)