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., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.14, no.3, pp.304-311, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.12027
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.304-311

Abstract

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.