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SAHARA J. 2010 Jul;7(1):10-5.

Self-reported adherence to HAART in South-Eastern Nigeria is related to patients' use of pill box.

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  • 1Associate Professor and head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria Nsukka.


The aim of this study was to assess levels of adherence and predictors of adherence to HAART in South-Eastern Nigeria. Selfreported adherence to HAART was assessed at 4-week intervals for a period of 3 months. A 10-item questionnaire was used to assess hypothesised factors in adherence to HAART. The average adherence score for the 3 months of follow-up was correlated with 10-item hypothesised factors and patient demographic variables. Linear regression was used to model the relationship between self-reported adherence and factors found to be correlated with adherence. The average adherence level of subjects that took part in the study was 86.1% ± 30.1%. Use of an adherence aid (pill box) was correlated with adherence (r=0.22, p<0.001, β=8.3%). The study revealed a slightly higher adherence level compared with most reports in Africa. Use of a pill box could help adherence to HAART, particularly in South-Eastern Nigeria.

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