AIDS Behav. 2013 Jan;17(1):104-12. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0295-x.
Effect of a clinic-wide social marketing campaign to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection.
Giordano TP, Rodriguez S, Zhang H, Kallen MA, Jibaja-Weiss M, Buscher AL, Arya M, Suarez-Almazor ME, Ross M.
SourceHealth Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
This demonstration study tested the impact of a 5-month clinic-wide social marketing campaign at improving adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The intervention included a video, posters, pens, mugs, and lapel buttons with the campaign slogan "Live the Solution: Take Your Pills Every Day." Participants self-reported adherence over a 4-week interval, the primary outcome, with a visual analogue scale. Pre- and post-intervention surveys were completed by 141 participants. Adherence did not change over time (absolute mean change -2.02 %, paired t test P = 0.39). Among the 39.7 % of participants who correctly identified the campaign slogan on the post-intervention survey, adherence increased by 3.3 %, while it decreased in the other participants by 5.5 % (paired t test P = 0.07). The well-received campaign did not increase short-term adherence to ART, but adherence tended to increase in participants who were more engaged with the intervention. Future interventions should engage patients more completely and have a more potent effect on adherence.
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