LifeWindows

Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D.

Brief Overview

LifeWindows is an individualized, interactive, and cost-effective computer-assisted intervention designed to increase antiretroviral medication adherence among individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  LifeWindows is designed for implementation in clinical care settings.

Population

Individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are taking antiretroviral medications

Core Components of Intervention

  • Mode of Delivery and Duration:  Program contains 20 computer-delivered modules are tailored to patient’s individual needs.  Participants complete modules at each of their regularly scheduled HIV care visits over approximately 18-months.
  • Setting:  HIV clinical care settings (Connecticut, US)
  • Theoretical Basis:  Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model of behavior change (Fisher & Fisher, 1992)
  • Materials Available:  Media clip; Brochure

Evidence

The original evaluation study included 594 individuals receiving HIV care.  Effects were assessed by comparing participants receiving LifeWindows to participants receiving standard of care (i.e., only exposure to introductory portions of LifeWindows).  Among participants who were relatively regular users of clinical care and who remained on ARV treatment throughout the study, participants who received LifeWindows reported greater 3-day adherence than participants in the control condition.  However, significant differences between conditions were not found among individuals who were not relatively regular users of clinical care (Fisher et al., 2011).

Implementation History

None

Contact Information

Jeffrey Fisher, Ph.D.
2006 Hillside Road, U-1248
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860.486.5917
Email: jeffrey.fisher@uconn.edu