Individualised Motivational Counselling to Enhance Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy is not Superior to Didactic Counselling in South African Patients: Findings of the CAPRISA 058 Randomised Controlled Trial

@article{Loggerenberg2014IndividualisedMC,
  title={Individualised Motivational Counselling to Enhance Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy is not Superior to Didactic Counselling in South African Patients: Findings of the CAPRISA 058 Randomised Controlled Trial},
  author={Francois van Loggerenberg and Alison D Grant and Kogieleum Naidoo and Marita K Murrman and Santhanalakshmi Gengiah and Tanuja Narayansamy Gengiah and Katherine R Fielding and Salim S. Abdool Karim},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={145-156}
}
Concerns that standard didactic adherence counselling may be inadequate to maximise antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence led us to evaluate more intensive individualised motivational adherence counselling. We randomised 297 HIV-positive ART-naïve patients in Durban, South Africa, to receive either didactic counselling, prior to ART initiation (n = 150), or an intensive motivational adherence intervention after initiating ART (n = 147). Study arms were similar for age (mean 35.8 years), sex… CONTINUE READING
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