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Table 3 Psychosocial and disease related characteristics of the study participants at baseline (M0) and follow up visit (M3) in JUSH, Southwest Ethiopia, 2007 (N1* = 400, N2* = 383).

From: Predictors of adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected persons: a prospective study in Southwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Baseline (M0) Follow up (M3) P-value
  Fr(%) Fr(%)  
Memory aids    
   Yes 395(98.8) 343(89.6) 0.087
   No 5(1.3) 40(10.4)  
Social support    
   Yes 311(77.8) 207(54.0) 0.027
   No 89(22.3) 176(46.0)  
Active substance use ((N1£)    
   Yes 38(9.5) 39(10.2) 0.23
   No 361(90.5) 344(89.8)  
Depression (BDI > 10φ)    
   Yes 223(55.8) 190(49.6) 0.43
   No 177(44.3) 193(50.4)  
Side effect    
   Yes 209(52.3) 78(20.4) 0.14
   No 191(47.8) 305(79.6)  
Hospitalization after treatment (N1£)    
   Yes 28(7.0) 8(2.1) 0.45
   No 371(92.8) 375(97.9)  
  1. *No of cases at M0 and M3, **three cases were missed, ‡two cases were missed, £ one case was missed, φBeck's depression inventory, Fisher's exact test.