Medication and finance management among HIV-infected adults: the impact of age and cognition.

TitleMedication and finance management among HIV-infected adults: the impact of age and cognition.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsThames, AD, Kim MS, Becker BW, Foley JM, Hines LJ, Singer EJ, Heaton RK, Castellon SA, Hinkin CH
JournalJournal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology
Volume33
Issue2
Pagination200-9
Date Published2011 Feb
ISSN1744-411X
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, cognition, Cognition Disorders, Ethnic Groups, Executive Function, Female, Financial Management, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Patient Compliance, Self Medication
Abstract

This study examined the effects of aging and cognitive impairment on medication and finance management in an HIV sample. We observed main effects of age (older < younger) and neuropsychological impairment on functional task performance. Interactions between age and cognition demonstrated that older impaired individuals performed significantly more poorly than all other comparison groups. There were no relationships between laboratory performance and self-reported medication and finance management. The interaction of advancing age and cognitive impairment may confer significant functional limitations for HIV individuals that may be better detected by performance-based measures of functional abilities rather than patient self-report.

DOI10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08134.x
Alternate JournalJ Clin Exp Neuropsychol