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Effects of Home Visits on Medication Adherence in Children and Youth With HIV

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2001 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: November 4, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: November 2001
Adherence to complex medication regimens is critical to successful treatment of HIV infection. Unfortunately, adherence to medical regimens with conventional interventions averages 50% in chronic disease. We have observed that adherence barriers that were unrecognized by providers in the clinic setting have been detected during home visits. It is possible that recognition and interventions to resolve adherence barriers observed during home visits may improve adherence. This proposal will test the hypothesis that home-visits which identify previously unrecognized adherence barriers and provide support and education will increase medication adherence among children and youth with HIV infection and improve the patient/health care provider relationship. Specific aims of the study are: 1. Determine the impact of a series of home-visits on adherence to medication regimens for HIV infected youth and children. 1a. Adherence to medical regimens will be assessed before and after the series of home-visits using a self-report questionnaire and Microelectronic Monitoring System (MEMS) or in-home pill count. 1b. For each of these measures a percentage of adherence will be calculated and compared from a baseline to after the final home visit and after the six month follow up period. 2. Assess the changes in patient satisfaction from baseline to after the home-visits using a questionnaire completed by the patient/family. 3. Incorporate a pilot study to assess the changes in the provider's knowledge of the patient's family characteristics and home circumstances relevant to adherence following the home visits.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections Behavioral: Counseling in the home

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 24 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive
  • English speaking
  • Live in Denver metro area
  • Taking >=1 antiretroviral medication
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006439

United States, Colorado
The Children's Hospital
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth McFarland
  More Information Identifier: NCT00006439     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR00069-0622
M01RR000069 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: November 4, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017