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Psychosocial determinants of maintenance of, and adherence to, antiretroviral therapy among injection drug users living with HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.author Kerr, Thomas Hudson
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-16T21:00:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-16T21:00:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-11-16
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/10320
dc.description.abstract Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically affected the course of HIV disease, producing significant reductions in both AIDS-related morbidity and mortality. However, the excitement generated by this new approach has been tempered by concerns about adherence to these complex therapies. Using a sample of 244 participants derived from the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study, this study examined the impact of self-efficacy, social support, incarceration, and frequent illicit drug use on maintenance of and adherence to ART among injection drug users. Variables that were negatively associated with ART maintenance included negative outcome expectations and incarceration. Variables that were associated positively with ART maintenance included efficacy expectations and self-regulatory efficacy. Negative outcome expectations were also associated negatively with ART adherence, while efficacy expectations were associated positively with ART adherence. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Antiretroviral agents en_US
dc.subject HIV-positive persons en_US
dc.subject Drug use en_US
dc.subject British Columbia en_US
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) en_US
dc.subject Patients en_US
dc.title Psychosocial determinants of maintenance of, and adherence to, antiretroviral therapy among injection drug users living with HIV/AIDS en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Marshall, Anne
dc.degree.department Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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