The Effect of Education Based on Health Promotion Model (HPM) on Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in HIV- Infected Patients

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For efficient HIV treatment, it is necessary to follow a precise therapeutic plan. Thus, the present study aimed at using the health promotion model (HPM), which is in adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), as a theoretical framework to design an educational plan for HIV- infected patients.
This controlled trial study was performed on 61 HIV positive patients under antiretroviral therapy. Face to face training was provided to 31 patients of the intervention group in 2 educational sessions with a 2-week interval, and 30 patients in the control group received standard clinic treatment in the center during the study period. Data collection tool in this study consisted of 3 sections: (1) individual characteristics, (2) constructs related to behavior-specific cognitions and affects, and (3) adherence to therapy questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software Version 18.0.
In this study, the difference was statistically significant between the 2 groups in all constructs after the intervention. All constructs increased (P
This study revealed that education based on HPM is effective for promoting beliefs and adherence to ART therapy.
Journal of Health Scope, Volume:6 Issue: 4, Nov 2017
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