Qualitative and quantitative assessments of HAART adherence of substance-abusing women.

@article{PowellCope2003QualitativeAQ,
  title={Qualitative and quantitative assessments of HAART adherence of substance-abusing women.},
  author={Gail Powell-Cope and Janeana White and Erik Henkelman and Barbara J Turner},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={239-49}
}
This study was set up to examine factors affecting adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) by substance abusing women and to conduct a pilot study of a reminder device intervention. Three focus groups totaling 24 HIV-positive women developed priority lists of issues affecting adherence. Another group of 24 HIV-positive women received a timer-reminder with structured interviews on adherence at baseline and two monthly follow up intervals. Focus groups described key barriers to… CONTINUE READING