:: Volume 15, Issue 2 (Iranian South Medical Journal 2012) ::
Iran South Med J 2012, 15(2): 119-126 Back to browse issues page
Study of daily quality of life in patients living with HIV in Bushehr province
Katayoun Vahdat 1, Fahimeh Hadavand2, Paria Rabieian3, Leila Farhangpour4
1- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , k.vahdat@bpums.ac.ir
2- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
3- Behavioral Disorders counselling Center (AIDS), Deputy of Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
4- School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr,
Abstract:   (12951 Views)

Background: Given the longevity achievable with current prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for persons with HIV infection, quality of life (QOL) has emerged as a significant medical outcome measure, and its enhancement has an important goal. This review highlights the relevance and complexity of physical, psychological, and social factors as determinants of health-related quality of life in HIV-infected person in Bushehr province. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted using a convenience sampling method on 54 patients living with HIV or suffering from AIDS on 2009. The method of data collection was summarized questionnaire of World Health Organization (WHO-QOL-Brief). The main measured outcome in this study was quality of life and some related demographic and clinical variables. Results: The majority of the patients were males (46/54) and unemployed (37).25 participants were married. The mean±SD age of the patients was 38.1+‌‌_7.47 years. Employment, marital status, level of education, and clinical stage of the disease, had a significant effect on the quality of life of the patients. In multivariate analysis, the most important predictor of the quality of life was job. Conclusion: The most important factors, association with decreased quality of life of the Patients in this study, were being separated or divorced, unemployment and being at severe stage of the disease. The relationship of these measures to treatment outcomes can and should be examined in clinical settings in resource-limited countries.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, quality of life, HAART(antiretroviral treatment), Health
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2012/03/18 | Accepted: 2012/03/18 | Published: 2012/03/18


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