Examining the Association between Item Specific Treatment Burden and Adherence in People Living with HIV

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Authors

  • Nathanial Schreiner
  • Joseph Perazzo
  • Sarah Digenarro
  • Jackson Currie
  • Barbara Daly
  • Allison Webel

External Institution(s)

  • Case Western Reserve University

Details

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Volume42
Issue number7
StatusPublished - Jul 1 2020
Peer-reviewedYes

Abstract

For the 1.1 million people with HIV (PWH) in the United States, adherence to a HIV anti-retroviral medication regimen, engagement in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet are essential for maintaining optimal health. However, treatment burden can increase the risk for self-management non-adherence. We analyzed data of 103 men and women diagnosed with HIV to examine the relationship between medication, physical activity, and diet-related treatment burden to corresponding measures of self-management adherence. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that one medication treatment burden item explained 11% (p=.01) of self-reported 30-day HIV anti-retroviral medication adherence; physical activity treatment burden, along with physical functioning, explained 25% (p<.001) of physical activity, measured by daily average steps; and diet-specific treatment burden was non-significant in maintaining a healthy diet, measured by a total Healthy Eating Index-2010 score. Findings demonstrate that specific treatment burden items can predict specific self-management outcome behavior in PWH.

    Research areas

  • chronic conditions, people with HIV, self-management adherence, treatment burden

Citation formats

APA

Schreiner, N., Perazzo, J., Digenarro, S., Currie, J., Daly, B., & Webel, A. (2020). Examining the Association between Item Specific Treatment Burden and Adherence in People Living with HIV. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(7), 495-502. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945919880317

Harvard

Schreiner, N, Perazzo, J, Digenarro, S, Currie, J, Daly, B & Webel, A 2020, 'Examining the Association between Item Specific Treatment Burden and Adherence in People Living with HIV', Western Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 495-502. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945919880317