|Reasons||Yes, n*||Yes, %||Rank|
|Fell asleep/slept through the dose time||22||100||1|
|Ran out of pills||20||90.9||2|
|Did not want others to notice me while taking the ARV medication||15||68.2||4|
|Was away from home||14||63.6||5|
|Was busy with other things||13||59.1||6|
|Had a change in daily routine||12||54.5||7|
|Felt sick or ill||11||50.0||8|
|Wanted a break from thinking about HIV||9||40.9||9|
|Wanted to avoid side effects||4||18.2||13|
|Thought medicine would work just as well||4||18.2||13|
|Felt like drug was toxic/harmful||4||18.2||13|
|Had difficulty taking pills because of taste or size||3||13.6||14|
|Took drug/Indian hemp||3||13.6||14|
|Had too many pills to take||1||4.5||15|
|Used CAM instead||0||0||–|
|Has problems taking pills at specified time (with meals, on empty stomach)||0||0||–|
|Had misunderstood the information about medications or dosing||0||0||–|
|Had a poor relationship with your physician||0||0||–|
|Reasons for missing infant prophylaxis|
|Delivery at other hospital||8||36.4||2|
|Mother refused to give NVP for fear of someone finding/seeing NVP||5||22.7||3|
|NVP syrup spilled||4||18.2||4|
|NVP not available at the delivery room (deliveries happened over the weekend)||3||13.6||5|
|Baby did not tolerate NVP and I did not inform the health worker||2||9.1||6|
*Multiple responses possible.
Abbreviations: CAM, complementary and alternative medicine; ARV, antiretroviral medicine; NVP, nevirapine; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.
Full article at: http://goo.gl/oISR31
- 1Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Nigeria.
- 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Nigeria.
- Patient Prefer Adherence. 2016 Jan 27;10:57-72. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S87228. eCollection 2016.
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