Medication adherence in patients with HIV infection: a comparison of two measurement methods.

@article{Melbourne1999MedicationAI,
  title={Medication adherence in patients with HIV infection: a comparison of two measurement methods.},
  author={K M Melbourne and Sandra M Geletko and Scott L. Brown and C Willey-Lessne and Sue F Chase and Adrian Fisher},
  journal={The AIDS reader},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={329-38}
}
Two measurements of adherence, patient self-report and electronic measurement by the Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS), were compared in a 3-month adherence study of 44 HIV-infected patients who had been placed on regimens that included protease inhibitors (PIs). The dose percentage and degree of clinically significant dosing time fluctuation were calculated monthly. The mean dose percentage by self-report versus MEMS was 97.5% versus 90.3% during month 1 of adherence monitoring, 96.5… CONTINUE READING

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