In collaboration with
KC Free Health Clinic
Truman Medical Center,
The VA Medical Center
, University of
University of Missouri-Kansas City
(UMKC) Schools of Medicine and
Dentistry, the Department of Psychology’s HIV/AIDS Research Group is
launching a new
Institutes of Health
funded study called Motiv8 Adherence Project, led by Dr.
Kathy Goggin. The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of
interventions to improve participants’ success at adhering to the often
difficult and complicated HIV medication regimens known as
(ART) that are necessary to successfully
treat HIV disease. Participants will be randomized to one of three study
groups: standard care, enhanced counseling, or enhanced counseling in
combination with observed therapy. Enhanced counseling is a
based multi-component psycho-educational
intervention developed specifically for this project. Observed Therapy
involves directly observing participants as they take a daily dose of
their medication. This is a 5-year project that will enroll
approximately 250 participants who will each be followed for 1 year.
If you would like to contact a staff member at Project Motiv8 by phone, please call the UMKC Department of Psychology at 816.235.1318; or if you prefer to reach a staff member via e-mail visit the "contact us" page.