Quality of life and Social Support among Children Living with HIV (CLHIV) in South India

Bharathi, * and Pai, Mamatha S and Nayak, Baby S (2014) Quality of life and Social Support among Children Living with HIV (CLHIV) in South India. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 3 (6). pp. 55-58. ISSN 2320–1959

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Abstract

This study was a descriptive correlational survey performed to find the quality of life and social support of children living with HIV (CLHIV). The subjects were 50 CLHIV selected using purposive sampling, living in one of the districts of South India attending ART plus centre of Distrcit hospital. Among 50 CLHIV, 23(46.1%) of the belonged to the age group of 16-18 years and 28 (56%) subjects were males. Poor quality of life was found among 30(60%) children and majority,43(86%) of the subjects were found to have low social support. Statistically significant weak positive relationship (r= .293; p =.039) between quality of life and social support of CLHIV. The present findings suggest that interventions to improve quality of life and social support could have a positive influence on CLHIV. An interventional study should be performed in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CLHIV; Social support; South India; Quality of life
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2014 10:43
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2014 10:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141239

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