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Table 1 Characteristics of studies of strategies to promote women’s engagement with resources

From: Strategies for improving the lives of US women aged 40 and above living with HIV/AIDS: an evidence map

Author (year), state Mean age Intervention or comparison Intervention objective Medical component Psychosocial component Case management component Health education component STD prevention component Outcomes measured
Randomized controlled trials
Abel (2006), Texas [62] 44 Writing intervention Reducing perceived HIV stigma No Yes No No No Perceived HIV stigma
Chander (2015), Maryland [49] 44 Brief alcohol intervention Reducing drinking; reducing risky sexual behavior No Yes No Yes Yes Alcohol consumption, sexual behavior, HIV outcomes
Echenique (2013), Florida [63] NS Project ROADMAP, Reeducating Older Adults in Maintaining AIDS Prevention Reducing risky sexual behavior No Yes No Yes Yes Sexual risk behavior/HIV knowledge
Feaster (2010), Florida [64]a 36 Structural Ecosystems Therapy vs usual care Promote healthy family and social relationships No Yes No Yes No Self-reported medication adherence
Feaster (2010), Florida [46]a 43 Structural Ecosystems Therapy vs usual care Address relapse prevention and medication adherence No Yes No Yes No Self-reported substance abuse, medication adherence
Mitrani (2012), Florida [47]a 43 Structural Ecosystems Therapy vs usual care Address relapse prevention and medication adherence No Yes No Yes No Psychological Distress and Drug Abstinence (Brief Symptom Inventory, self-reported illicit drug use)
Teti (2010), Pennsylvania [65] 40 Protect and Respect vs educational information Decrease risky sexual practices No Yes No Yes Yes Self-reported disclosure of HIV status to partners; condom use
El-Bassel (2011), Georgia, California, New York, Pennsylvania [66] NS Risk reduction intervention vs health promotion intervention Influence behaviors linked to chronic disease, including diet and exercise Yes No No Yes Yes Mammography screening
DeMarco (2013), Massachusetts [67] NS Sistah Powah Structured Writing Intervention vs attention control Increased use of cognitive behavioral self-help programs, regular medical and HIV care, psychosocial support No Yes No No No Adherence to health care: keeping appointments, risky sexual behavior, testing for comorbidities, needle care, lifestyle factors
Manuel (2013), California [68] 49 Motivational Interviewing vs prescribed advice Smoking cessation Yes Yes No Yes No Smoking intensity and cessation
Observational studies
Cocohoba (2013), California [35] NS Pharmacy intervention Promote ART adherence Yes No Yes Yes No ART adherence
Dutcher (2011), USA [34] NS Peer support Social support No Yes No Yes Yes Care adherence/housing status
Kupprat (2009), New York [38] 47 Social support substance use and mental health services Substance abuse treatment, mental health services, case manager, support groups Yes Yes Yes No No Attendance, reception of therapy
Proeschold-Bell (2016), North Carolina [39] 46.5 Substance Use Treatment Integrated Care from Social Workers and HIV Medical Providers Substance use treatment Yes Yes No Yes No Alcohol/drug use
Sullivan (2015), North Carolina [36] 45 Guide to Healing Program Link HIV infected people to care No No Yes Yes No Self-reported ART adherence and medication management; accessing resources, including medication assistance, and community based services
Weiss (2015), Florida, New York, New Jersey [37] 45 SMART/EST Women’s Program Enhance quality of life No Yes No No No Depression, medication adherence
  1. SMART/EST Stress Management And Relaxation Training/Emotional Supportive Therapy
  2. aThese papers refer to the same study