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The Use Of Self-Managed Treatment Strategies In A Predominantly Low-Income, African-American Sample Of Women Living With Hiv

The Use Of Self-Managed Treatment Strategies In A Predominantly Low-Income, African-American Sample Of Women Living With Hiv

Psychological Reports 116(3): 861-869

While low-income and ethnic minority women represent a growing proportion of new HIV cases in the United States, little is known about how they manage their antiretroviral medication regimens. Using a predominantly low-income, African-American sample (N = 85), this study examined medication self-management strategies among HIV seropositive women undergoing antiretroviral therapy in a major metropolitan area. Most study participants (95%; n = 81) reported employing a specific medication management strategy during the previous week. Pillboxes, use of daily activities, and receiving reminders from another person were the most common strategies. Most participants (80.2%) employed two or more strategies. Age, education, and motivation were associated with alarm, pillbox, and visual aid usage.

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PMID: 25933048

DOI: 10.2466/13.pr0.116k27w8

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