A pilot study of health beliefs and attitudes concerning measures of antiretroviral adherence among prisoners receiving directly observed antiretroviral therapy.

@article{White2006APS,
  title={A pilot study of health beliefs and attitudes concerning measures of antiretroviral adherence among prisoners receiving directly observed antiretroviral therapy.},
  author={Becky L. White and David A Wohl and R. Duane Hays and Carol E. Golin and Honghu Liu and C. Nichole Kiziah and Gregory L Simpson and Andrew H. Kaplan},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={408-17}
}
High level adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is required to achieve and maintain suppression of HIV replication. Although directly observed therapy (DOT) has been suggested as an intervention to improve adherence, there is a paucity of data describing the attitudes and beliefs regarding DOT for ART among HIV-infected individuals. This study was designed to evaluate the acceptability and psychometric properties of a survey instrument for use in assessing barriers and facilitators of… CONTINUE READING

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