Web support for person living with HIV for the immediate management of the treatment. C\^oté, J., Garcia, P. R., Guéhéneuc, Y., Wang, X., & Godin, G. In Godin, G., Baril, J. G., & Routy, J. P., editors, Proceedings of the 15<sup>th</sup> annual Canadian Conference on HIV/Aids Research (CAHR), May, 2006. Pulsus Group.
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Objective: Demonstration of a Web application designed to equip and support persons living with HIV for the immediate and direct management of their daily antiretorviral treatment.\newline Method: This Web application is based on a comprehensive analysis of the predictors of adherence identified in a longitudinal study, on information collected in the field, and on explanatory and predictive models of health behaviour.\newline Results: The program consists of interactive sessions which enable the individual to develop and consolidate skills necessary for handling taking their medication. These skills include self-motivation and self-observation (basic skills), identification and management of secondary effects (specific skills) and problem-solving, control of emotions and social skills (transferable skills). The sessions help the user gain a sense of self-sufficiency by integrating verbal encouragement and physiological response and generating a sense of being in control. Based on the 'tailoring' approach, these interventions are customized to the users, according to the characteristics of their therapy, secondary effects they feel, and the difficulties or obstacles they experience. The interactive system has been conceived in such a way that repeat applications and re-visits are possible, to suit the needs of the user. In effect, this Web application is like having a vocal 'virtual health professional', who behaves like a peer and acts as a model in providing support to the user for managing taking their medication.\newline Conclusion: This Web application is a interactive tool with a triple interface. It is responsive and flexible and is designed to adapt to needs of the individual user. We will carry out a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate its efficacy in optimizing adherence and influencing virological and immunological markers.
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  author = {Jos{\'e} C{\^o}t{\'e} and Pilar Ramirez Garcia and Yann-Ga{\"e}l Gu{\'e}h{\'e}neuc and Xintao Wang and Gaston Godin},
  title = {Web support for person living with {HIV} for the immediate management of the treatment},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15<sup>{th}</sup> annual Canadian Conference on {HIV/Aids} Research ({CAHR})},
  year = {2006},
  month = {May},
  editor = {Gaston Godin and Jean Guy Baril and Jean Pierre Routy},
  publisher = {Pulsus Group},
  abstract = {Objective: Demonstration of a Web application designed to equip and support persons living with HIV for the immediate and direct management of their daily antiretorviral treatment.\newline Method: This Web application is based on a comprehensive analysis of the predictors of adherence identified in a longitudinal study, on information collected in the field, and on explanatory and predictive models of health behaviour.\newline Results: The program consists of interactive sessions which enable the individual to develop and consolidate skills necessary for handling taking their medication. These skills include self-motivation and self-observation (basic skills), identification and management of secondary effects (specific skills) and problem-solving, control of emotions and social skills (transferable skills). The sessions help the user gain a sense of self-sufficiency by integrating verbal encouragement and physiological response and generating a sense of being in control. Based on the 'tailoring' approach, these interventions are customized to the users, according to the characteristics of their therapy, secondary effects they feel, and the difficulties or obstacles they experience. The interactive system has been conceived in such a way that repeat applications and re-visits are possible, to suit the needs of the user. In effect, this Web application is like having a vocal 'virtual health professional', who behaves like a peer and acts as a model in providing support to the user for managing taking their medication.\newline Conclusion: This Web application is a interactive tool with a triple interface. It is responsive and flexible and is designed to adapt to needs of the individual user. We will carry out a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate its efficacy in optimizing adherence and influencing virological and immunological markers.},
  grant = {FRSQ team grant},
  keywords = {VIHTAVIE ; CAHR},
  kind = {MNADR},
  language = {english},
  url = {http://www.cahr-acrv.ca/english/resources/archive.html},
  relevance = {100},
  relevantfor = {Web support; HIV/Aids}
}
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