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The biopsychosocial factors influencing HIV/AIDS patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) : a social work study

@inproceedings{Spies2008TheBF,
  title={The biopsychosocial factors influencing HIV/AIDS patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) : a social work study},
  author={M. Spies},
  year={2008}
}
  • M. Spies
  • Published 13 August 2008
  • Medicine
THE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING HIV/AIDS PATIENT ADHERENCE TO ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY (ART): A SOCIAL WORK STUDY The study emanates from the need to identify the biopsychosocial factors that influence patients‟ adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) within the South African context The specific goal of the study was to explore these in order to make recommendations to enhance service delivery. Applied research was conducted, with its primary task being to stimulate thought and action… Expand
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