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Keywords

HIV/AIDS; adherence; smartphone; mobile application; medical technology

Abstract

Objective: Evaluate patient interest in a smartphone mobile application (app) to assist in medication adherence.

Methods: In January 2014, a 19-question, anonymous, paper survey was distributed to a convenience sample of patients in the reception area of a nonprofit HIV primary care clinic and pharmacy.

Results: Of the 101 patients surveyed, 72.3% had a smartphone and 70.3% were interested in downloading and using an adherence app if one was available. If an app was customizable, patients desired appointment reminders (87%), notifications to schedule appointments (85%), refill notifications (83%), medication reminders (79%), and adherence tracked by pharmacy (59%).

Conclusions: Results share insights on the potential use of technology to assist an HIV patient population with medication adherence.

Conflict of Interest

Dr. Jennifer Rodis is the creator and director of the Partner For Promotion (PFP) program otherwise she has no additional conflicts of interest or financial interests that the authors or members of their immediate families have in any product or service discussed in the manuscript, including grants (pending or received), employment, gifts, stock holdings or options, honoraria, consultancies, expert testimony, patents and royalties.

All other authors declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests that the authors or members of their immediate families have in any product or service discussed in the manuscript, including grants (pending or received), employment, gifts, stock holdings or options, honoraria, consultancies, expert testimony, patents and royalties

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