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Table 3 Self reported nonadherence and nonreadiness to HAART, Felege Hiwot Hospital and Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2008

From: Magnitude and determinants of nonadherence and nonreadiness to highly active antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross - sectional study

Variables Felege Hiwot Hospital Gondar University Hospital Total
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Adherence status       
Adherent 231 91.7 186 73.8 417 82.7
Nonadherent 21 8.3 66 26.2 87 17.3
Readiness status       
Ready 242 96.0 192 76.2 434 86.1
Not ready 10 4.0 60 23.8 70 13.9
Motivation to take HAART       
Not at all motivated 1 0.4 10 4.0 11 2.2
Partially motivated 18 7.1 56 22.2 74 14.7
Highly motivated 233 92.5 186 73.8 419 83.1
Reasons for nonadherence       
Drug side effects 4 19.1 23 34.9 27 31.0
Other health problems 6 28.6 13 19.7 19 21.8
Getting a relief 1 4.8 4 6.1 5 5.75
Drug scarcity 2 9.5 2 3.0 4 4.6
Others 8 38.1 24 36.4 32 36.8
Reasons for nonreadiness to HAART       
Anxiety - - 31 51.7 31 44.3
Hopelessness 8 80.0 11 18.3 19 27.1
Confusion - - 14 23.3 14 20.0
Denial 2 10.0 1 1.7 3 4.3
Others - - 3 5.0 3 4.3