College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Structure of a cognitive ability battery among HIV+ intravenous drug users evaluated in a study of medication adherence.

ISBN or ISSN

0020-7454

Publication Title

International journal of neuroscience

Volume

115

Issue

9

Publication Date / Copyright Date

9-1-2005

First Page

1259

Last Page

1271

Abstract

Several cognitive domains are important determinants of medication adherence in individuals treated for HIV infection. This study investigated via confirmatory factor analysis the structure of cognitive abilities in a group of HIV+ intravenous drug users administered a battery of neuropsychological measures. It also investigated the relation of dimensions of cognition to demographic, mood, and immune system status measures. The hypothesized model of cognitive abilities fit the data well. Path analyses showed that demographic variables, mood, and measures of immune status were related to cognitive ability dimensions. This model may be useful in guiding selection of assessment instruments in future studies.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Anti-Retroviral Agents, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Cognition Disorders, Disability Evaluation, Disease Progression, Educational Status, Factor Analysis, Statistical, HIV Infections, Health Status, Humans, Immune System, Models, Statistical, Neuropsychological Tests, Patient Compliance, Psychomotor Performance, Substance-Related Disorders, Verbal Behavior, Viral Load

This document is currently not available here.

Peer Reviewed

Find in your library

Share

COinS