Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Telephone-Administered Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in HIV-Infected Rural Persons: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial
by Watakakosol, Rewadee, Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010, 168; 10834935
Abstract (Summary)

Research portends that approximately 50% of rural persons living with HIV/AIDS fail to adhere consistently to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The current study conducted a randomized clinical trial to determine if a telephone-administered, single session of Motivational Interviewing (MI) can improve adherence to HAART in rural persons living with HIV/AIDS. Participants (N = 42) were randomized to either an adherence improvement intervention condition (n = 21) or a self-monitoring, comparison condition (n = 21). Changes in Self-reported medication adherence on “dose adherence” and “schedule adherence” were the primary outcome measures and were assessed through self-administered medication diaries over 5 weeks. Results indicated that medication diaries improved dose adherence and schedule adherence for both groups. No differences were found in self-reported medication adherence between groups. A telephone-administered, single session of MI does not increase adherence to HAART in rural persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Heckman, Timothy G.
Commitee: Anderson, Timothy, Heckman, Bernadette, Weeks, Justin
School: Ohio University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-B 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Adherence, Aids, HIV, Motivational interviewing, Rural, Telephone
Publication Number: 10834935
ISBN: 9780355947144
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