- The information-motivation-behavioral skills model of ART adherence in Romanian young adults
- Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
- Volume | Issue number
- 12 | 3-4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
Developing theory-driven and culturally appropriate support for treatment adherence is critical to positive health outcomes in adolescents and emerging adults living with HIV/AIDS. Romanian young long-time HIV survivors represent a special population requiring urgent assessment of specific adherence-support needs. The authors adapted the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model of adherence to this population via thematic analysis of data from focus groups with service users and medical professionals. In addition to adherence-relevant themes identified in previous IMB-model research, new themes such as the role of informational conflicts, long-term goals and altruistic motivation emerged as important factors in this sample of long-term nosocomially infected young adults.
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