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Medication Adherence Among HIV Positive Adults in an Urban Clinic

Lana Zinger

ISBN 10: 3639165837 / ISBN 13: 9783639165838
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156 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.9in. x 0.5in.Combination antiretroviral therapy can stabilize HIV disease progression and extend the lives of people living with HIV, but strict treatment adherence is required to attain maximal therapeutic outcomes. The purpose of this book was to improve understanding about factors that may influence adherence to antiretroviral treatment in HIV- positive, urban adults and to describe some of the barriers they face in adhering to antiretroviral therapies. Understanding these factors can help in planning educational programs that target barriers and improve adherence to antiretroviral medication regimens. Several implications for practice and research were suggested from the findings. Inner-city clinics are busy, lack funding, and are overbooked. Physicians working in inner-city clinics might need help with supporting patients adherence. This research supports the need for health educators or others to work in tandem with physicians to improve patient-clinician relationships and increase adherence to medication. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639165838

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Title: Medication Adherence Among HIV Positive ...

Publisher: VDM Verlag

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Combination antiretroviral therapy can stabilize HIV disease progression and extend the lives of people living with HIV, but strict treatment adherence is required to attain maximal therapeutic outcomes. The purpose of this book was to improve understanding about factors that may influence adherence to antiretroviral treatment in HIV- positive, urban adults and to describe some of the barriers they face in adhering to antiretroviral therapies. Understanding these factors can help in planning educational programs that target barriers and improve adherence to antiretroviral medication regimens. Several implications for practice and research were suggested from the findings. Inner-city clinics are busy, lack funding, and are overbooked. Physicians working in inner-city clinics might need help with supporting patients┐ adherence. This research supports the need for health educators or others to work in tandem with physicians to improve patient-clinician relationships and increase adherence to medication.

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Dr. Lana Zinger has worked as a community health educator in NYC specializing in HIV/AIDS and obesity. She is an Associate Professor of Health at CUNY. She is the author of several health books including: Health for Life- A Comprehensive Guide to Health and Wellness; Introdeuction to Public Health;and The Fundametnals of Health and Nutrition.

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