Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Care Among Adults at a Community-Based AIDS Service Organization

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Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Care Among Adults at a Community-Based AIDS Service Organization
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Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Care Among Adults at a Community-Based AIDS Service Organization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Dodge, Robert, DNSc, RN, ANP, BC, CNS, ACRN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill
Title:Clinical Instructor/Clinical Director
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (a) to describe health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among adults at a community-based AIDS service organization, and (b) to identify the socio-demographic variables (age, educational level, and time since HIV diagnosis) that influence health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care. The focus of this research was to examine the influence among socio-demographic variables (age, educational level, and time since HIV diagnosis) on health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care. A convenient sample of 81 subjects that consisted of adults who (a) were 18 years of age or older, (b) had documented positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blot tests for HIV-1 or 2 viruses, (c) read and spoke English, (d) had a Karnofsky score of 80 or higher, and (e) had attended a minimum of four primary health care appointments at one of the community-based AIDS service organization’s regional clinic. Data were collected using the HIV Overview Problems-Evaluation System (HOPES) and DiTomasso-Willard Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (DWPSQ). The results of this study indicate that health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care were positive among adults receiving care at a community-based AIDS service organization. One-way analysis of variances (ANOVA) revealed that differences in health-related quality of life scores were statistically significant between regional clinics’and that satisfaction with care was the highest among subjects who had a nurse practitioner as a health care provider. There was a statistically significant negative correlation between health-related quality of life and Karnofsky scores. Satisfaction with care had two statistically significant negative correlations: (a) gender and (b) treatment with HIV medications. Socio-demographic variables (age, educational level, and time since HIV diagnosis) did not determine the perception of health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among the adults who were participants in this study.<P> <!--Abstract 12831 modified by 152.31.32.65 on 10-3-2002--></P>
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26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Care Among Adults at a Community-Based AIDS Service Organizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154755-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors that Influence Health-Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Care Among Adults at a Community-Based AIDS Service Organization</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dodge, Robert, DNSc, RN, ANP, BC, CNS, ACRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Instructor/Clinical Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">robertdodge@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was two-fold: (a) to describe health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among adults at a community-based AIDS service organization, and (b) to identify the socio-demographic variables (age, educational level, and time since HIV diagnosis) that influence health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care. The focus of this research was to examine the influence among socio-demographic variables (age, educational level, and time since HIV diagnosis) on health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care. A convenient sample of 81 subjects that consisted of adults who (a) were 18 years of age or older, (b) had documented positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blot tests for HIV-1 or 2 viruses, (c) read and spoke English, (d) had a Karnofsky score of 80 or higher, and (e) had attended a minimum of four primary health care appointments at one of the community-based AIDS service organization&rsquo;s regional clinic. Data were collected using the HIV Overview Problems-Evaluation System (HOPES) and DiTomasso-Willard Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (DWPSQ). The results of this study indicate that health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care were positive among adults receiving care at a community-based AIDS service organization. One-way analysis of variances (ANOVA) revealed that differences in health-related quality of life scores were statistically significant between regional clinics&rsquo;and that satisfaction with care was the highest among subjects who had a nurse practitioner as a health care provider. There was a statistically significant negative correlation between health-related quality of life and Karnofsky scores. Satisfaction with care had two statistically significant negative correlations: (a) gender and (b) treatment with HIV medications. Socio-demographic variables (age, educational level, and time since HIV diagnosis) did not determine the perception of health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among the adults who were participants in this study.&lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 12831 modified by 152.31.32.65 on 10-3-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:15:07Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:15:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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