The Role Of HIV-Knowledge And Sexual Risky In Predicting Medication Adherence

Collins Ojekeyaeme Ngala, Ifechukwu Cajethan Uchegbu
2020 Zenodo  
A total of 578 respondents participated in this study which investigated the influence of HIV-knowledge and sexual risky behaviour on medication adherence among HIV patients in Benue State, North-Central Nigeria. Permissions were requested from and granted by concerned authorities. HIV-KQ-18, SRBS and MARS were used to conveniently sample participants in a cross-sectional survey. Standard multiple regression was adopted to test statistical significance of the data on SPSS version 21. The
more » ... sion 21. The results showed a significant positive relationship between HIV-knowledge and medication adherence (r=.216, p<.05), whereas sexual risky behaviour has a significant but negative relationship with medication adherence (r= -.274, p<.05). Data showed that HIVknowledge and risky sexual behaviour are significant predictors of medication adherence among HIV patients (F2, 575=44.47, P< .001). It was also found that sexual risky behaviour significantly predicted medication adherence (β = -.30, t=7.60 P<.001), as did HIVknowledge (β = .24, t=6.23, P<.01). Findings were discussed and suggestions made.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3633655 fatcat:ze6zd4sehfddhddssf2fuot6gq