Outcome measures

Scale

Type

Measure

Analysis method


Primary
    
Adherence at 6 months*
    
VAS

Ordinal

Binary

VAS percentage >95%

Chisquared test

Self report

Ordinal

Binary

% adherence in last month > 95%

Chisquared test

PRD

Ordinal

Binary

% of complete refills >95%

Chisquared test

Secondary
    
Weight

Ratio

Continuous

Change in weight

Ttest

BMI

Ratio

Continuous

Change in BMI

Ttest

OI

Nominal

Binary

Occurrence of new OI

Chisquared test

Mortality

Nominal

Binary

All deaths

Chisquared test

Retention

Nominal

Binary

Number retained in care

Chisquared test

CD4 count

Ratio

Continuous

Change in CD4 count

Ttest

Viral load

Ratio

Continuous

Change in viral load

Ttest

Satisfaction with care

Ordinal

Categorical

Change in satisfaction scores

Ttest

QoL

Ordinal

Categorical

Change in QoL scores

Ttest

 VAS: visual analogue scale, PRD: pharmacy refill data, BMI, body mass index, OI: opportunistic infection, CD4: Cluster Designation 4, QoL: Quality of Life.

* All three measures of adherence will also be analyzed as continuous outcomes using Ttest