Quality of life correlates in HIV-positive people in a city in south India

Selwyn Stanley, V Sethuramalingam, S Sathia

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    Abstract

    The authors explored the quality of life (QOL) and psychological distress of HIV-positive persons in a city in South India. The 309 HIV-positive adults were administered the World Health Organization Quality of Life–BREF and the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS). Data analysis revealed no significant sex-based difference on all dimensions of QOL but significantly higher depression and stress scores for female respondents. Further, all subdimensions of QOL showed highly significant negative correlations with the overall DASS score and its subdimensions. Following regression analysis, the total DASS score emerged as a significant predictor of QOL. Findings indicate areas for intervention that merit attention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-352
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
    Volume13
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2014

    Keywords

    • quality of life
    • depression
    • anxiety
    • stress
    • hiv

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