Submited on: 14 Jun 2015 09:12:39 PM GMT
Published on: 16 Jun 2015 02:52:45 PM GMT
Socio-demographic determinant of ART adherence South Africa 2009-2014
Posted by Dr. Hongshuo N Song on 05 Jul 2015 09:14:41 PM GMT Reviewed by Interested Peers

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    In the paper, the author concluded that social and demographic factors are necessary determinants of ART adherence, suggesting that adherence to ART could be improved if social and material support is available at all cadre of society. The conclusion is of interest of the field.

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.

    Yes. It is novel

  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?

    No protocol provided

  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?

    It will be better if the authors could show the data as some tables and figures.

  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    Yes. The work is novel in the field.

  • Other Comments:


  • Invited by the author to review this article? :
  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
  • References:
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    I am working in the field of HIV moelcular virology

  • How to cite:  Song H N. Socio-demographic determinant of ART adherence South Africa 2009-2014 [Review of the article 'Socio-demographic determinant of ART adherence South Africa 2009-2014 ' by Woke F].WebmedCentral 2015;6(7):WMCRW003228
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