Cognitive and behavioural correlates of non-adherence to HIV anti-retroviral therapy: Theoretical and practical insight for clinical psychology and health psychology

Kim Begley, Mary Louise McLaws, Michael W. Ross, Julian Gold

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations

Abstract

This cross-sectional study identified variables associated with protease inhibitor (PI) non-adherence in 179 patients taking anti-retroviral therapy. Univariate analyses identified 11 variables associated with PI non-adherence. Multiple logistic regression modelling identified three predictors of PI non-adherence: low adherence self-efficacy and seriousness of non-adherence and HIV (p <.001), perceived absence of HIV associated illness (p <.01), and use of more than one type of recreational drug (p =.001). The model correctly classified 83.9% of the sample, offers psychologists insight into psychological barriers to treatment adherence to guide interventions for improving adherence, and supports a modified version of the reformulated health belief model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Psychologist
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical/health psychology
  • HIV
  • health belief model
  • medication adherence
  • protease inhibitors

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cognitive and behavioural correlates of non-adherence to HIV anti-retroviral therapy: Theoretical and practical insight for clinical psychology and health psychology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this