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Differential Predictors of Medication Adherence in HIV: Findings from a Sample of African American and Caucasian HIV-Positive Drug-Using Adults

Overview of attention for article published in AIDS Patient Care & STDs, October 2012
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Title
Differential Predictors of Medication Adherence in HIV: Findings from a Sample of African American and Caucasian HIV-Positive Drug-Using Adults
Published in
AIDS Patient Care & STDs, October 2012
DOI 10.1089/apc.2012.0157
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Authors

April D. Thames, Jennifer Moizel, Stella E. Panos, Sapna M. Patel, Desiree A. Byrd, Hector F. Myers, Gail E. Wyatt, Charles H. Hinkin

Abstract

Modest or even occasional nonadherence to combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) can result in adverse clinical outcomes. African Americans demonstrate lower rates of adherence than Caucasians or Latinos. Identifying factors that influence medication adherence among African Americans is a critical step toward reducing HIV/AIDS disease progression and mortality. In a sample of 181 African American (n=144) and Caucasian (n=37) HIV-positive drug-using individuals [age (M=42.31; SD=6.6) education (M=13.41; SD=2.1)], we examined the influence of baseline drug use, literacy, neurocognition, depression, treatment-specific social support, and patient satisfaction with health care provider on medication adherence averaged over the course of 6 months (study dates 2002-2006). Our findings suggest differential baseline predictors of medication adherence for African Americans and Caucasians, such that patient satisfaction with provider was the strongest predictor of follow-up medication adherence for African Americans whereas for Caucasians depressive symptoms and treatment-specific social support were predictive of medication adherence (after controlling for duration of drug use).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 98 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 17%
Researcher 16 16%
Student > Master 13 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 10%
Other 8 8%
Other 23 23%
Unknown 13 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 33%
Psychology 18 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Engineering 4 4%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 19 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 18 October 2012.
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#992,548
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