2005
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2005000500015
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Abstract: Brazil provides free antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to some 150,000 individuals living with HIV/ AIDS). ARV regimens require optimal adherence to achieve undetectable viral loads and to avoid viral resistance. Physicians play a key role to foster ARV adherence, but until now little is known about the communication between physicians/ people living with HIV/AIDS in this setting. In-depth interviews were conducted with 40 physicians treating people living with HIV/AIDS at six public reference centers in Rio de Jan… Show more

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“…Other studies have also found that poor or lack of communication was a barrier to adherence to ART (Malta et al, 2005).…”
Section: Communication About Medicationmentioning
confidence: 98%
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“…Other studies have also found that poor or lack of communication was a barrier to adherence to ART (Malta et al, 2005).…”
Section: Communication About Medicationmentioning
confidence: 98%
“…However, among the 37 qualitative studies included in the review, only two were from developing countries, thus the authors concluded that 'Research is urgently needed to determine patient-important factors for adherence in developing world settings. ' Several reports have been published since then from qualitative studies exploring factors that may affect adherence to ART (Hardon, Akurut, Comoro, Ekezie, Irunde & Gerrits et al, 2007;Kumarasamy, Safren, Raminani, Pickard, James, Krishnan et al, 2005;Malta, Petersen, Clair, Freitas & Bastos, 2005;Nachega, Knowlton, Deluca, Schoeman, Waltkinson, Efron et al, 2006). In an open cohort study of more than 16 000 adult patients that were started on ART in urban Zambia (Lusaka), poor adherence was among the factors found to be strongly correlated with mortality (Stringer, Zulu, Levy, Stinger, Mwango, Chi et al, 2006).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The health education provided by the nurses should enhance patients' capacities to adhere to their ART regimens. These findings are supported by Malta et al (2005Malta et al ( :1425, as well as by Stewart et al (2004:43) who emphasise that relevant information is essential for safe and effective ART.…”
Section: 'We Have Too Many Patients and Nowadays Patients Do Not Likementioning
confidence: 65%
“…According to Malta et al (2005Malta et al ( :1425, patients who receive comprehensive information about their ART regimens, who have access to culturally sensitive health services and who have open dialogue with their health care providers are more likely to be adherent to both ART regimens and clinical follow-up visits. According to the participants in this study, doctors and nurses conveyed patients' blood test results to them.…”
Section: Health Education Providedmentioning
confidence: 99%
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