Stress, needs, and quality of life of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS in Taiwan

Ming Chu Feng, Jui-Ying Feng, Chien Tai Yu, Li Hua Chen, Pei Hsuan Yang, Chung Ching Shih, Po Liang Lu

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS is a manageable infectious disease by the effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS-related stigma and conflict may create distress and deteriorate quality of life (QoL) of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). This cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study using structural questionnaires aimed to explore the stress, needs, QoL, and associated factors of PLWHA in Taiwan. A total of 200 PLWHA participating in this study needed most on treatment of HIV and prevention of AIDS, and health maintenance. They had worse QoL in physical, psychological, and social domains (all p < 0.001) than the general population. Stress was the most significant predictor (β = -0.25 to -0.54, p < 0.01) for all four domains of QoL. Needs was not significantly associated with QoL. The QoL of PLWHA can be explained by demographics, self-perception on health, needs, and stress for 25.3-40.7% of variances. No association existed between CD4+ counts and QoL in Taiwanese PLWHA. It is important to recognize the perception of PLWHA on their health status, which is significantly associated with their QoL, besides monitoring their physical indicators of health (CD4+ counts). To recognize the stress and needs that PLWHA experience and to develop intervention programs targeting strategies on HIV disclosure, prevention and health maintenance are crucial for PLWHA's QoL.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)485-492
頁數8
期刊Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
31
發行號9
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2015 九月 1

指紋

Taiwan
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Quality of Life
HIV
Health
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Disclosure
Self Concept
Health Status
Communicable Diseases
Demography
Psychology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Feng, Ming Chu ; Feng, Jui-Ying ; Yu, Chien Tai ; Chen, Li Hua ; Yang, Pei Hsuan ; Shih, Chung Ching ; Lu, Po Liang. / Stress, needs, and quality of life of people living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS in Taiwan. 於: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences. 2015 ; 卷 31, 編號 9. 頁 485-492.
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