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Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 15;36(4):514-8. Epub 2003 Jan 30.

Knowledge of antiretroviral regimen dosing and adherence: a longitudinal study.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, Torrance 90502, USA. lgmiller@ucla.edu

Abstract

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.

PMID:
12567311
DOI:
10.1086/367857
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