Development of a directly observed therapy adherence intervention for adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus-1: application of focus group methodology to inform design, feasibility, and acceptability.

@article{Garvie2009DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a directly observed therapy adherence intervention for adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus-1: application of focus group methodology to inform design, feasibility, and acceptability.},
  author={Patricia A. Garvie and Joanne Lawford and Patricia M. Flynn and Aditya H. Gaur and Marvin E. Belzer and George D. McSherry and Chengcheng Hu},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          124-132
        }
}
PURPOSE To obtain input from adolescents with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection to inform the design of a community-based modified directly observed therapy (MDOT) antiretroviral adherence intervention. METHODS Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) protocol 1036A conducted three focus groups with 17 adolescents aged 17-22 years (10 female, 65% African-American) from three geographically distinct US PACTG sites. Focus group sessions were scripted, audio-taped, and… CONTINUE READING

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