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Non-adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among HIV infected adults in Mon State of Myanmar

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, May 2017
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Title
Non-adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among HIV infected adults in Mon State of Myanmar
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BMC Public Health, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4309-5
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Win Lei Aye, Apa Puckpinyo, Karl Peltzer

Abstract

The provision of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) was started in Myanmar in 2005 in collaboration with the National AIDS Program and the private sector. Successful clinical management of HIV-infected patients is subject to optimal adherence. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of adherence to ART and identify factors associated with non-adherence to ART among HIV infected adults registered in a private sector setting in Mon State, Myanmar. This cross-sectional study was conducted with adults living with HIV receiving ART at an HIV outpatient clinic between April and May 2016. A total of three hundred People Living with HIV(PLHIV) were interviewed using a pretested and structured questionnaire. The 30 days Visual Analog Scale (VAS) adherence instrument was used to assess the level of adherence. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with non-adherence to ART. Among 300 patients (male 37.7% and female 62.3%, with a mean age of 41.3 years, standard deviation 8.7), 84% reported ≥95% adherence to ART in the past month. Among 16% of those reporting non-adherence, major reasons for skipping the medication were being busy (23%), being away from home (17.7%) and being forgetful (12.3%). In multivariable logistic rgeression, low behavioural skills on ART adherence (OR = 0.31, 95% CI: 0.10-0.94), tobacco use (OR = 3.22, 95% CI:1.28-8.12), having disclosed their HIV status (OR = 0.07, 95% CI: 0.01-0.69), having a partner who was not on ART (OR = 4.25, 95% CI: 1.70-10.64) and among men, having erectile dysfunction (OR = 15.14, 95% CI: 1.41-162.66) were significant associated with ART non-adherence. Non-adherence to ART was associated with individual moderating factors and behavioral skills. Priority measures such as addressing risk behaviour and behavioural change communication tailored to individual patients' lifestyles requires comprehensive interventions to improve adherence.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 94 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 9%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 19 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 20%
Psychology 4 4%
Computer Science 3 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 2%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 25 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 August 2017.
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#8,974,764
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#7,382
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#152,273
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#9
of 19 outputs
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