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Nikoo Seresht Z, Rimaz S, Asadi lari M, Nedjat S, Merghati khoie E, Motevallian S A et al . The Relationship between Quality of Life and Social Capital amongst people living with HIV/AIDS attending the Imam Khomeini Hospital Consultation Center for clients with risky behaviors in Tehran– 2011. sjsph. 2014; 11 (3) :17-28
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5055-en.html

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Background and Aim: Quality of life amongst people living with HIV/AIDS is affected by their experiences such as social isolation, stigmatization and discrimination. Physical, mental and social problems are common throughout their lives. Therefore, studying the quality of life of HIV-infected individuals are shortcomings in various cultural contexts. The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Iran. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used. We used convenience sampling to recruit 300 HIV-infected adults attending the Imam Khomeini Hospital consultation center for clients with risky behaviors in Tehran. To collect the data we employed the World Health Organization Quality of life for HIV Brief version (WHOQOL-HIV BREF). T-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson’s coefficient and multiple regression were used for analysis. Results: The mean ±SD age of the respondents was 34.3±7.5 years. The majority of them were males (55%) and asymptomatic (51.7%). Among the domains of quality of life, Level of independence had the highest score (13.4±3.1), and environment (12.5±2.8) and psychological (12.5±3.1) domains had the lowest. Younger's, women and employed subjects reported better quality of life for different domains of quality of life (p<0.05). Conclusion: Psychological and environment domains in quality of life were found to be adversely affected by HIV. Accurate and culturally sensitive interventions are suggested to address the patients' psychological and environmental needs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2013/03/10 | Accepted: 2013/07/1 | Published: 2013/12/24

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