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Title: The role of an extended self-regulatory model in predicting adherence to Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) among adults with HIV-infection
Author: Cooper, Vanessa Lee
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2004
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The success of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) requires a high rate of adherence to a complex regimen. Even small variations in adherence compromise treatment efficacy and can lead to viral resistance. Low levels of adherence to HAART continue to pose a major barrier to the success of these treatments. Studies investigating adherence to HAART have focused on practical barriers, yet studies in other illness groups suggest that patients' perceptions of their illness and treatment have a strong influence. This thesis is concerned with furthering our understanding of non-adherence to HAART. It begins with a review of HIV and its treatment. A critical review of the literature was conducted using systematic techniques. This identifies outstanding questions relating to the antecedents of adherence to HAART. The aim of this investigation was primarily to test the Self-Regulatory Model (SRM) and extensions to it to incorporate treatment perceptions (perceptions of personal necessity for HAART and concerns about adverse effects) in predicting adherence to HAART.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: B000 Health Professions