Journal Article

Knowledge of Antiretroviral Regimen Dosing and Adherence: A Longitudinal Study

Loren G. Miller, Honghu Liu, Ron D. Hays, Carol E. Golin, Zhishen Ye, C. Keith Beck, Andrew H. Kaplan and Neil S. Wenger

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 4, pages 514-518
Published in print February 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/367857
Knowledge of Antiretroviral Regimen Dosing and Adherence: A Longitudinal Study

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In a cohort of 128 human immunodeficiency virus—infected patients, we found that patients' knowledge of antiretroviral dosing was suboptimal at regimen initiation but improved with time. Poor medication knowledge 8 weeks after regimen initiation was associated with lower adherence and with a lower level of literacy in a multivariate model (P =.03). Because knowledge deficits are common after antiretroviral regimen initiation, clinicians should assess patients' understanding of medication dosing soon after regimen initiation or change.

Journal Article.  2483 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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