Medication-based Refill Adherence Among Pregnant Women Living With HIV in Nigeria
Olumuyiwa Omonaiye, Pat Nicholson, Snezana Kusljic, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Elizabeth Manias
Clinical Therapeutics: the international peer-reviewed journal of drug therapy | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
PURPOSE: A major global public health challenge is the continuance of new pediatric HIV infections primarily because of mother to child transmission of HIV occurring mainly in sub-Saharan African countries. The purpose of this study was to examine antiretroviral therapy (ART) refill adherence and its determinants among pregnant women living with HIV in Nigeria. METHODS: A retrospective review of pharmacy refill records was undertaken to examine adherence data on 275 pregnant women undergoing ART in 4 high-volume HIV treatment sites in Nigeria. A pharmacy refill adherence measure was used to assess medication refill behavior of pregnant women living with HIV who had received an ART refill dur..View full abstract
We acknowledge the funding received in the form of an international PhD scholarship from the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University. Olumuyiwa Omonaiye, Pat Nicholson, Snezana Kusljic, and Elizabeth Manias conceptualized and designed the study. Olumuyiwa Omonaiye, Pat Nicholson, Snezana Kusljic, Mohammadreza Mohebbi and Elizabeth Manias analyzed and interpreted data. Olumuyiwa Omonaiye wrote the first and second draft of the manuscript with input from Pat Nicholson, Snezana Kusljic, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, and Elizabeth Manias. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.