Correlates of Overall Health Perception in Women with HIV Disease

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149346
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Presentation
Title:
Correlates of Overall Health Perception in Women with HIV Disease
Abstract:
Correlates of Overall Health Perception in Women with HIV Disease
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Kirksey, Kenn, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:California State University-Fresno
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the relationships among self-efficacy, social support, sickness-related dysfunction and perception of overall health in women with HIV disease. Design: A descriptive design was used to examine and quantify the relationships among the predictor and outcome variables. Sample: Approximately 44% of the participants were African-American and 15% were Latina. Forty percent of the clients in the outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic were female. A convenience sample (n=61) of women were recruited for the study. Setting: Data were collected at an AIDS outpatient clinic in the southwest USA. The clinic treats approximately 5,500 clients. Names of Variables or Concept: Study variables included social support, self-efficacy, sickness-related dysfunction, and overall health perception. Measures/Instruments: The predictor variables were assessed by sociodemographic questionnaire, the Strategies Used by Patients to Promote Health instrument, the Sickness Impact Profile, and the Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire. The outcome variable, overall health perception, was measured by self-report on one item of the sociodemographic questionnaire. Findings: Using multiple regression, the combination of predictors explained 25.5% of the variance in the outcome variable. Ethnicity accounted for 11.4% of this explained variance. Social support and sickness-related dysfunction had a direct effect on overall health perception. Self-efficacy had an indirect impact on overall health perception via social support. Conclusions: This research demonstrated that social support and sickness-related dysfunction correlated significantly with overall health perception. Implications: An implication for future research is to identify and implement innovative means of fostering support in this population of women with HIV disease.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCorrelates of Overall Health Perception in Women with HIV Diseaseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149346-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Correlates of Overall Health Perception in Women with HIV Disease</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kirksey, Kenn, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University-Fresno</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kkirksey@csufresno.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the relationships among self-efficacy, social support, sickness-related dysfunction and perception of overall health in women with HIV disease. Design: A descriptive design was used to examine and quantify the relationships among the predictor and outcome variables. Sample: Approximately 44% of the participants were African-American and 15% were Latina. Forty percent of the clients in the outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic were female. A convenience sample (n=61) of women were recruited for the study. Setting: Data were collected at an AIDS outpatient clinic in the southwest USA. The clinic treats approximately 5,500 clients. Names of Variables or Concept: Study variables included social support, self-efficacy, sickness-related dysfunction, and overall health perception. Measures/Instruments: The predictor variables were assessed by sociodemographic questionnaire, the Strategies Used by Patients to Promote Health instrument, the Sickness Impact Profile, and the Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire. The outcome variable, overall health perception, was measured by self-report on one item of the sociodemographic questionnaire. Findings: Using multiple regression, the combination of predictors explained 25.5% of the variance in the outcome variable. Ethnicity accounted for 11.4% of this explained variance. Social support and sickness-related dysfunction had a direct effect on overall health perception. Self-efficacy had an indirect impact on overall health perception via social support. Conclusions: This research demonstrated that social support and sickness-related dysfunction correlated significantly with overall health perception. Implications: An implication for future research is to identify and implement innovative means of fostering support in this population of women with HIV disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:00:35Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:00:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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