Attitude based questionnaires Standard Care Group n=120 (%)  Intervention Care Group   n=120 (%)
Pre-KABP responses Post- KABP responses Pre- KABP responses Post- KABP responses
12. In case of experiencing an adverse effect to antiretroviral therapy what needs to be done?
Dose reduced 2(1.7)   1(0.8)  
Contact physician * 109(90.8) 118(98.3) 102(85) 120(100)
Stop taking the drug 5(4.2)   5(4.2)  
Dose tapered and stopped        
Don’t know 4(3.3) 2(1.7) 12(10)  
13. Is it all right, if you miss a dose of antiretroviral therapy?
Yes, all right 9(7.5) 3(2.5) 9(7.5)  
No, it should not be missed* 61(50.8) 93(77.5) 60(50) 116(96.7)
Don’t know 50(41.7) 24(20) 51(42.5) 4(3.3)
14. Do you think antiretroviral therapy is life saving?
True/yes* 9(7.5) 91(75.8) 82(68.3) 118(98.3)
False/no 75(62.5) 8(6.7) 3(2.5)  
Don’t know 36(30) 21(17.5) 35(29.2) 2(1.7)
15. Do you think Antiretroviral therapy can be discontinued once the symptoms of HIV disease Improves?
True/yes 4(3.3) 3(2.5) 4(3.3) 2(1.7)
 False/no* 35(29.2) 49(40.8) 29(24.2) 95(79.2)
Don’t know 81(67.5) 68(56.7) 87(72.5) 23(19.1)
16. Do you think patient information leaflet on antiretroviral therapy is necessary for you?
Yes* 58(48.3) 91(75.8) 46(38.3) 88(73.3)
No 12(10) 14(11.7) 14(11.7) 18(15)
Don’t know 50(41.7) 15(12.5) 60(50) 14(11.7)
17. Do you think antiretroviral therapy have to be taken regularly?
Yes* 120(100) 120(100) 113(94.2) 120(100)
No        
Don’t know     7(5.8)  
18. What you do when you experience signs and symptoms of Anemia with Antiretroviral therapy?
Report to doctor * 109(90.8) 116(96.7) 103(85.8) 113(94.1)
Stop antiretroviral therapy 2(1.7)   5(4.2) 2(1.7)
Don’t know 9(7.5) 4(3.3) 12(10) 5(4.2)
*Correct responses
Table 3: Frequency distribution of the patients’ responses to the attitude based questionnaires.
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