The effect of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder on ART and appointment adherence among adults living with HIV


UYSAL S. , ELBİ H. , MERMUT G. , ÖNEN SERTÖZ Ö. , Kaptan F., Gulpek D., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, cilt.14, ss.304-311, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3855/jidc.12027
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.304-311

Özet

Introduction: The most prominent characteristic of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is impulsive behavior and deficits in executive functions, which require long-term organization and discipline. This may have serious implications in terms of adherence to treatment among adults living with HIV (PLWH). This study aimed to determine the prevalence of ADHD among non-perinatally infected PLWH and its effect on adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and scheduled appointments.