Cultural adaptation of a cognitive-behavioural intervention to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe: Nzira Itsva

Tarisai Bere, Primrose Nyamayaro, Jessica F. Magidson, Dixon Chibanda, Alfred Chingono, Ronald Munjoma, Kirsty Macpherson, Chiratidzo Ellen Ndhlovu, Conall O'Cleirigh, Khameer Kidia, Steven Safren, Melanie Abas

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Abstract

Few evidence-based interventions to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy have been adapted for use in Africa. We selected, culturally adapted and tested the feasibility of a cognitive-behavioural intervention for adherence and for delivery in a clinic setting in Harare, Zimbabwe. The feasibility of the intervention was evaluated using a mixed-methods assessment, including ratings of provider fidelity of intervention delivery, and qualitative assessments of feasibility using individual semi-structured interviews with counsellors (n=4) and patients (n=15). The intervention was feasible and acceptable when administered to 42 patients and resulted in improved self-reported adherence in a subset of 15 patients who were followed up after 6months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1276
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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Keywords

  • adherence
  • AIDS
  • cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • culture
  • HIV
  • intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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Bere, T., Nyamayaro, P., Magidson, J. F., Chibanda, D., Chingono, A., Munjoma, R., Macpherson, K., Ndhlovu, C. E., O'Cleirigh, C., Kidia, K., Safren, S., & Abas, M. (2017). Cultural adaptation of a cognitive-behavioural intervention to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe: Nzira Itsva. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(10), 1265-1276. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315626783