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Adherence to Treatment With Artemether-Lumefantrine for Uncomplicated Malaria in Rural Malawi

September 27, 2011 - 07:36 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kimberly E. Mace, Dyson Mwandama, James Jafali, Madalitso Luka, Scott J. Filler, John Sande, Doreen Ali, S. Patrick Kachur, Don P. Mathanga and Jacek Skarbinski
Reference: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume53, Issue 8 Pp. 772-779.

We conducted both pill counts and in-home interviews on medication consumption 72 hours after patients received AL. Complete adherence was defined as correctly taking all 6 AL doses, as assessed by pill count and dose recall. We used logistic regression to identify factors associated with complete adherence.

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