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Table 2 Patient indicators of adherence and clinic attendance across health facilities in four countries based on exit interviews and record review

From: Measuring adherence to antiretroviral treatment in resource-poor settings: The feasibility of collecting routine data for key indicators

  Kenya Rwanda Uganda Ethiopia TOTAL
# patients interviewed 373 285 408 565 1631
% with self reported full adherence (+/- 1.96*SE) 96.0 (2.0) 90.9 (3.3) 92.2 (2.6) 96.3 (1.6) 94.2 (1.1)
# records counted for dispensed medicine 936 1279 1693 1982 5890
Percentage of days covered (+/- 1.96*SE) 81.6 (1.7) 95.1 (0.5) 81.8 (0.7) 93.0 (0.6) 91.1 (0.4)
# records counted for gap in medicine 936 1154 1693 1982 5765
% patients with gap of 30 days or more (+/- 1.96*SE) 25.1 (2.8) 4.0 (1.1) 18.1 (1.8) 10.2 (1.3) 13.7 (0.9)
# records checked for attending next appointment 1998 2609 1693 1982 8282
% attended on or before next appointment (+/- 1.96*SE) 78.3 (1.8) 78.4 (1.6) 71.7 (2.2) 73.5 (1.9) 75.8 (0.9)
% attended within 3 days of appointment (+/- 1.96*SE) -- 93.4 (1.0) 76.3 (2.0) 87.9 (0.1) 87.1 (0.7)
% attended within 30 days of appointment (+/- 1.96*SE) 96.3 (0.8)* 97.8 (0.6) 86.7 (1.6) 94.6 (1.0) 94.4 (0.5)
  1. -- Data not collected
  2. * Within 60 days of appointment