The Impact of Cell Phone Support on Psychosocial Outcomes for Youth Living with HIV Nonadherent to Antiretroviral Therapy

TitleThe Impact of Cell Phone Support on Psychosocial Outcomes for Youth Living with HIV Nonadherent to Antiretroviral Therapy
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSayegh CS, MacDonell KK, Clark LF, Dowshen NL, Naar S, Olson-Kennedy J, van den Berg JJ, Xu J, Belzer M
JournalAIDS Behav
Volume22
Issue10
Pagination3357-3362
Date Published2018 Oct
ISSN1573-3254
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Cell Phone, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Medication Adherence, Pain Management, Patient Compliance, Pilot Projects, Reminder Systems, Self Efficacy, Substance-Related Disorders, Telemedicine, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult
Abstract

Mobile health interventions to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy among adolescents and young adults living with HIV represent a promising strategy. This pilot study (N = 37) evaluated the psychosocial impacts of an efficacious adherence intervention, cell phone support (CPS). Participants receiving CPS reported significant decreases in perceived stress, depression, and illicit substance use, and increases in self-efficacy during at least one study assessment period, in comparison to participants receiving usual care. Future research using a larger sample should test for mediators of treatment efficacy to further characterize how cell phone interventions impact adherence.

DOI10.1007/s10461-018-2192-4
Alternate JournalAIDS Behav
PubMed ID29948339
PubMed Central IDPMC6530981
Grant ListU01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
Z99 HD999999 / NULL / Intramural NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD 040533 / / Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development /
U01 HD 040474 / / National Institute on Drug Abuse /