Factors Influencing Quality of Life among People Living with HIV in Coastal South India

*, Banagi Yathiraj Arjun and *, Unnikrishnan B and *, John T. Ramapuram and *, Rekha T and Mithra, Prasanna P and *, Nithin Kumar and Madi, Deepak and Kulkarni, Vaman and Holla, Ramesh and *, Darshan Bhagawan (2015) Factors Influencing Quality of Life among People Living with HIV in Coastal South India. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. pp. 1-7.

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Background: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has increased life expectancy of HIV/AIDS patients, but the quality of life (QOL) still remains the same. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 356 people living with HIV (PLHIV) were interviewed to assess their QOL using WHOQOL-HIV BREF questionnaire. The association between QOL with sociodemographic, clinical and cohabitation status of the participants was tested using ANOVA and Student t-test, and p value < .05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Physical domain of QOL showed maximum score of 16.4, while a minimum score of 12.2 was seen in social relationship domain. Participants with higher socioeconomic status (SES) and self-motivated to take ART had shown better scores across all the domains of QOL (p < .05). Conclusion: In our study, quality of life was high among males, younger patients, married participants, higher socioeconomic status, longer duration of ART, self-motivation to take ART, absence of opportunistic infection, and with higher CD4 count.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, people living with HIV, quality of life, antiretroviral therapy, WHOQOL-HIV BREF
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 12:52
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 12:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144017

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