Patient-related factors predicting HIV medication adherence among men and women with alcohol problems

Jeffrey T. Parsons*, Elana Rosof, Brian Mustanski

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The study explored the relationship between HIV medication adherence and alcohol, cognitive, social and affective factors in 272 persons with alcohol problems. Alcohol and cognitive factors significantly differentiated those who did and did not adhere. Specifically, adherence confidence and number of drinks emerged as subfactors driving the associations to adherence. Among those who were less than perfectly adherent (n = 154), only alcohol factors predicted levels of nonadherence. Cognitive factors play a role in understanding some of the differences between those who do and do not adhere to their HIV medications, but they do not differentiate among levels of nonadherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-370
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Adherence
  • Alcohol
  • HIV
  • Medication
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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