Determination of medication adherence and related factors among people living with HIV/AIDS in a Turkish university hospital


CEYLAN E., Koc A., İNKAYA A. Ç. , ÜNAL S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.49, no.1, pp.198-205, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1802-137
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.198-205
  • Keywords: HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral treatment, medication adherence, nursing, ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ADHERENCE, HIV CARE, BARRIERS, PREDICTORS, FACILITATORS, INFECTION, LITERACY, AFRICA, ART

Abstract

Background/aim: Widespread use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has led to decrease in the incidence of HIV/AIDS-related mortality. Besides the availability of ART, medication adherence is essential for treatment success. There is a scarcity of data reported from Turkey regarding ART adherence among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Therefore, this study was undertaken to determine medication adherence and related factors among PLWHA in Turkey.