Beliefs and practice based questionnaires Standard Care Group n=120 (%)  Intervention Care Group n=120 (%)
Pre-KABP responses Post- KABP responses Pre- KABP responses Post- KABP responses
19. Do you think you can stop taking the antiretroviral therapy once you feel better?
Yes it can be stopped 5(4.2) 3(2.5) 3(2.5)  
No, it should be continued* 30(25) 52(43.3) 36(30) 95(79.2)
Don’t know 85(70.8) 65(54.2) 81(67.5) 25(20.8)
20. Do you know how many different medications (with name) you are currently taking?
Yes* 7(5.8) 17(14.1) 9(7.5) 17(14.2)
Remember only few* 15(12.5) 18(15) 16(13.3) 23(19.2)
Don’t know 98(81.7) 85(70.9) 95(79.2) 80(66.6)
21. What do you do when you have Diarrhea?
Stop eating food 17(14.2) 13(10.8) 17(14.2) 10(8.3)
Keep drinking fluids* 47(39.2) 57(47.5) 41(34.2) 87(72.5)
Don’t know 56(46.6) 50(41.7) 62(51.6) 23(19.2)
22. What do you do when you experience nausea while taking antiretroviral therapy?
Take the pill with food* 25(20.8) 30(25) 14(11.7) 71(59.2)
Stop taking the pill 15(12.5) 10(8.3) 12(10) 3(2.5)
Take the pill without food 5(4.2) 5(4.2) 7(5.8) 8(6.7)
Don’t know 75(62.5) 75(62.5) 87(72.5) 38(31.6)
23. Do you skip your antiretroviral medications?
Yes , very often 12(10) 12(10) 14(11.7) 13(10.8)
No* 58(48.3) 56(46.7) 52(43.3) 53(44.2)
Sometimes 50(41.7) 52(43.3) 54(45) 54(45)
24. What do you do if you miss your antiretroviral medications?
  Skip 39(32.5) 37(30.8) 40(33.3) 20(16.7)
  Take when remember 46(38.3) 45(37.5) 54(45) 11(9.2)
  Skip if it’s time for next dose* 33(27.5) 36(30) 24(20) 89(74.1)
  Double the next dose 2(1.7) 2(1.7) 2(1.7)  
25. Does anyone help you in taking your antiretroviral medications regularly?
  Yes 94(78.3) 96(80) 90(75) 90(75)
  No* 26(21.7) 24(20) 30(25) 30(25)
*Correct responses
Table 4: Frequency distribution of the patients’ responses to the beliefs and practice based questionnaires.
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