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Volume 27, Issue 12(197) 2017
Quality of life and related factors among people living with HIV in Quang Tri province, Vietnam in 2016
Author: Dao Thi Minh Hong, Le Viet, Nguyen Quynh and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tinh
Summary:
Quality of life of people living with HIV (PLHIV) was an important issue in public health. Identifying factors influencing the quality of life helps to develop better health policies to improve quality of life of PLHIV. This study aimed to measure quality of life using scale of WHOQOL-HIV BREF and identify factors associated with quality of life of PLHIV in Quang Tri province in 2016. A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed. In addition to completion of socio-demographic questionnaire, the World Health Organization’s Quality of Life HIV instrument was used to measure quality of life of 103 PLHIV managed by Quang Tri Provincial HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Center (PAC). The findings revealed a moderate overall score of 12.5 (SD= 1.5) on the WHOQOL-HIV BREF measurement; mean scores for single domain ranged from 12.1 to 12.8; 79.6% PLHIV were on antiretroviral therapy (ARV), 92.7% were adherence to ARV. The overall score in ARV treatment group was 12.6 (SD=1.5) compared to 12.1 (SD=1.6) in non-ARV treatment group, p=0.27. Linear regression analysis identified: current employment status; self-discrimination; clinical stages as predictors for overall quality of life. Quality of life of PLHIV was moderate on WHOQOL-HIV BREF score of 20 as maximum: overall score (12.5); six individual domain scores ranged of 12.1-12.8. Our study findings suggest interventions to improve the quality of life of PLHIV should focus on current employment status; discrimination; and clinical stages
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HIV-infected people, quality of life, Quang Tri, Vietnam
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