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Title: Factors associated with non-adherence to the treatment of vivax malaria in a rural community from the Brazilian Amazon Basin
metadata.dc.creator: ALMEIDA, Eduardo Dias
VIEIRA, Jose Luiz Fernandes
Keywords: Malária
Ressurgimento
Aderência
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Universidade Federal do Pará
Citation: ALMEIDA, Eduardo Dias; VIEIRA, José Luiz Fernandes. Factors associated with non-adherence to the treatment of vivax malaria in a rural community from the Brazilian Amazon Basin. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, v. 49, n. 2, p. 248-251, abr. 2016. Disponível em: <http://repositorio.ufpa.br/jspui/handle/2011/9955>. Acesso em:.
Abstract: Introduction: We investigated the association between demographic and behavioral factors and non-adherence to antimalarial therapy. Methods: A demographic questionnaire and 5-item self-reported questionnaire regarding non-adherence were completed by 135 patients after treatment for Plasmodium vivax. Results: Treatment interruption, but not demographic factors, was significantly associated with non-adherence to therapy. The likelihood of non-adherence was 5.16 times higher when the patients felt better than when they felt worse. The relative risk of parasitic resurgence was 3.04 times higher in non-adherent patients. Conclusions: Treatment interruption is significantly associated with treatment adherence.
URI: http://repositorio.ufpa.br/jspui/handle/2011/9955
ISSN: 1678-9849
0037-8682
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