Can behavioral theory inform the understanding of depression and medication nonadherence among HIV-positive substance users?

@article{Magidson2014CanBT,
  title={Can behavioral theory inform the understanding of depression and medication nonadherence among HIV-positive substance users?},
  author={Jessica F. Magidson and Alyson Listhaus and C. J. Seitz-Brown and Steven A. Safren and Carl W. Lejuez and Stacey B Daughters},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={337-347}
}
Medication adherence is highly predictive of health outcomes across chronic conditions, particularly HIV/AIDS. Depression is consistently associated with worse adherence, yet few studies have sought to understand how depression relates to adherence. This study tested three components of behavioral depression theory—goal-directed activation, positive reinforcement, and environmental punishment—as potential indirect effects in the relation between depressive symptoms and medication nonadherence… CONTINUE READING

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