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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 397-399

Adherence to medication and physical activity among people living with HIV/AIDS


1 Elderly Health Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2 Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran
3 Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
4 Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
5 Research Center of Addiction and Behavioral Sciences and Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
6 Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
7 Nutrition and Food Security Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ehsan Movahed
School of Public Health, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_205_18

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Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the adherence to medication and Physical Activity (PA) among People Living with HIV (PLHIV). Materials and Methods: In the present cross-sectional study, 122 PLHIV were selected. The research tools included the Baecke questionnaire and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group questionnaire. Data were analyzed by independent t test and multiple logistic regression. Results: The results of 7- and 30-day recalls showed that 76.21 and 82.23% of patients had proper medication adherence. The mean score of PA in patients was less than the recommended average score in the questionnaire. Furthermore, there was no significant difference observed between the medication adherence and PA. Conclusions: Although the adherence to medication was appropriate, nurses and health care providers should increase the level of PA for PLHIV by dealing with the related barriers to live an active life.


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