Attitudes Toward Health Care Providers and Appointment Attendance in HIV/AIDS Patients

Jamie S. Bodenlos, Karen Grothe, Dori Whitehead, Deborah J. Konkle-Parker, Glenn N. Jones, Phillip J. Brantley

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Abstract

Patients with HIV/AIDS are likely to have numerous interactions with health care providers (HCPs) during the course of their disease. Research has shown that satisfaction with one's HCP is related to better medication adherence in patients with HIV/AIDS. Although a patient's attitude toward his or her HCP is important, little has been done to assess how it relates to appointment attendance. The current study assessed how attitudes toward HCPs as well as social support and depression relate to outpatient appointment attendance. Further, this study used a newly developed, psychometrically valid scale to assess specific patient attitudes toward HCPs including those related to disease stigma. Participants were predominantly low-income African American men (N = 109) recruited from a public southern HIV clinic. Analyses indicated that attitudes toward HIV HCPs, social support, and medication status but not depression or satisfaction with social support were associated with appointment attendance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Health Personnel
Appointments and Schedules
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Social Support
Depression
Medication Adherence
African Americans
Outpatients
Research

Keywords

  • adherence
  • appointment attendance
  • attitude
  • HIV
  • patient-provider relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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Attitudes Toward Health Care Providers and Appointment Attendance in HIV/AIDS Patients. / Bodenlos, Jamie S.; Grothe, Karen; Whitehead, Dori; Konkle-Parker, Deborah J.; Jones, Glenn N.; Brantley, Phillip J.

In: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01.05.2007, p. 65-73.

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Bodenlos, Jamie S. ; Grothe, Karen ; Whitehead, Dori ; Konkle-Parker, Deborah J. ; Jones, Glenn N. ; Brantley, Phillip J. / Attitudes Toward Health Care Providers and Appointment Attendance in HIV/AIDS Patients. In: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 2007 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 65-73.
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