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Personal HIV knowledge, appointment adherence and HIV outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23143751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
HIV knowledge may impact patient access, understanding, and utilization of HIV medical information. This study explored the relationship between personal HIV knowledge, appointment adherence and treatment outcomes. HIV-infected individuals (n = 210) were assessed on factors related to HIV knowledge and appointment adherence. Adherence data and laboratory values were extracted from medical records. HIV knowledge was measured by participants' knowledge of their CD4 count and viral load (VL) and adherence was defined as attendance at >75 % of appointments. Two-thirds of participants were adherent, but only one-third knew their CD4 count and VL. Controlling for time since last appointment, HIV knowledge more than doubled the odds of appointment adherence. In combination with relationship with provider, knowledge predicted increased CD4 count and increased odds of an undetectable VL by almost five times. Personal HIV knowledge may be a valuable indicator of engagement in care and may also facilitate improved treatment outcomes.
Authors:
Deborah Jones; Ryan Cook; Allan Rodriguez; Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS and behavior     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1573-3254     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  2013-04-03     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712133     Medline TA:  AIDS Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Anti-HIV Agents / therapeutic use*
Appointments and Schedules*
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Florida
HIV Infections / drug therapy*,  virology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Logistic Models
Male
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Patient Compliance*
Patient Participation
Professional-Patient Relations
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Treatment Outcome
Viral Load
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R21 MH 084814/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R21 MH084814/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-HIV Agents
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