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MELLO PADOIN, Stela Maris de et al. AIDS antiviral therapy in adults over 50 years old: non adherents' prevalence and classification. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.31, pp.68-85. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To analyze the antiretroviral therapy adherence, from the determination of non-adherents' classification variables, according behavior variables, and over 50 year old adults' non-adherence prevalence definition, treated at Santa Maria University Hospital (SMUH), RS. Method: This research presents a quantitative approach, descriptive type and cross-sectional design. This study's population was patients with age above 50 years old that have aids that were treated in SMUH, total of 72 patients. Data collection was developed from April 2009 to October 2010. We performed univariate (frequency percentages) and bivariate analysis, crossing the outcome (ART adherence) and behavioral variables for classification of non-adherents through the chi-square. Results: Non-adherents' population was 21 patients, with non-adherence prevalence of 29,2%. From bivariate analysis, it was possible to determinate non-adherents' behavior variables classification: for some reason didn't take any of the doses; stopped taking medicines for alcoholic use; side effects prevented from taking any of the medicine doses; didn't take this medicine during working hours. Conclusions: After defining ART prevalence and non-adherents' behavior variables classifications determinations, it was possible to know the non adherents' population and behavior variables that indicates this potentiality to non ingestion of 100% prescribed doses.

Keywords : Health of the Elderly; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; HIV; Antiretroviral Therapy; Highly Active; Medication Adherence; Nursing.

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