Evaluation of Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Sao Paulo City, Brazil Using the WHOQOL-100

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Evaluation of Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Sao Paulo City, Brazil Using the WHOQOL-100
Abstract:
Evaluation of Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Sao Paulo City, Brazil Using the WHOQOL-100
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Nichiata, Lucia Yasuko Izumi, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Sao Paulo/ School of Nursing
Title:MNSC
Co-Authors:Karine Azevedo Sao Leao Ferreira, RN; Luciana de Oliveira Marques, RN; Miako Kimura, PhD; Renata Ferreira Takahashi, PhD; Anna Luiza de F. P. L. Gryschek, PhD
This paper is part of the Research "The quality of life (QOL) of patients living with HIV/AIDS" developed in Sao Paulo city? Brazil from 2002 to 2005. Aims: to determine associations among quality of life and social demographic and clinical aspects of the women living with HIV/AIDS. Methods: the study sample consisted of 344 women attending in six HIV/AIDS health facilities located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The WHOQOL-100 (Cronbach's alpha = 0.8) was used to assessing QOL. The WHOQOL-100 is a generic profile containing 100 questions in 25 facets of QOL, organized in 6 domains (physical, psychological, levels of independence, social relationships, environment and spirituality), domains and facets scores range between 4 and 20, being 20 the best score. Other data collected included basic demographic information (age, gender, education level, etc), medical history (time from diagnosis, disease stage, opportunistics infections, symptoms and treatment) and immunological/virological status (CD4 count, plasma viral load). Results: The mean age was 37.1 years; 64.3% had 1 to 8 years of formal education; 45.8% were Catholics; 33.0% of the women were unemployed and 17.9% were housewives and the mean duration of the HIV diagnoses was 51.8 months, 72.7% had AIDS and 45.3% referred themselves health as good or nor good neither bad (28.2%). QOL was significantly (p<0.05) better for spirituality domain (mean=16.16) than the others. There was correlation among the physical domain and co-morbidities (r = -0.117, p<0.05) and time of disease (r=-0.18, p<0.05); level of independency domain and co-morbidities (r = -0.109, p<0.05) and time of AIDS (r = -0.21, p<0.01); among the level of independency domain and environment and rent-per capita (r = 0.24, p<0.01 and r = 0.14, p<0.05, in this order). Conclusions: there was no correlation among the situation of work and the six domains. The domain level of independency showed the major frequency of correlations with social demographic and clinical aspects
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26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Sao Paulo City, Brazil Using the WHOQOL-100en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155349-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of Quality of Life Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Sao Paulo City, Brazil Using the WHOQOL-100</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nichiata, Lucia Yasuko Izumi, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Sao Paulo/ School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">MNSC</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">izumi@usp.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Karine Azevedo Sao Leao Ferreira, RN; Luciana de Oliveira Marques, RN; Miako Kimura, PhD; Renata Ferreira Takahashi, PhD; Anna Luiza de F. P. L. Gryschek, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This paper is&nbsp;part of the Research &quot;The quality of life (QOL) of patients living with HIV/AIDS&quot; developed in Sao Paulo city? Brazil from 2002 to 2005. Aims: to determine associations among quality of life and social demographic and clinical aspects of the women living with HIV/AIDS. Methods: the study sample consisted of 344 women attending in six HIV/AIDS health facilities located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The WHOQOL-100 (Cronbach's alpha = 0.8) was used to assessing QOL. The WHOQOL-100 is a generic profile containing 100 questions in 25 facets of QOL, organized in 6 domains (physical, psychological, levels of independence, social relationships, environment and spirituality), domains and facets scores range between 4 and 20, being 20 the best score. Other data collected included basic demographic information (age, gender, education level, etc), medical history (time from diagnosis, disease stage, opportunistics infections, symptoms and treatment) and immunological/virological status (CD4 count, plasma viral load). Results: The mean age was 37.1 years; 64.3% had 1 to 8 years of formal education; 45.8% were Catholics; 33.0% of the women were unemployed and 17.9% were housewives and the mean duration of the HIV diagnoses was 51.8 months, 72.7% had AIDS and 45.3% referred themselves health as good or nor good neither bad (28.2%). QOL was significantly (p&lt;0.05) better for spirituality domain (mean=16.16) than the others. There was correlation among the physical domain and co-morbidities (r = -0.117, p&lt;0.05) and time of disease (r=-0.18, p&lt;0.05); level of independency domain and co-morbidities (r = -0.109, p&lt;0.05) and time of AIDS (r = -0.21, p&lt;0.01); among the level of independency domain and environment and rent-per capita (r = 0.24, p&lt;0.01 and r = 0.14, p&lt;0.05, in this order). Conclusions: there was no correlation among the situation of work and the six domains. The domain level of independency showed the major frequency of correlations with social demographic and clinical aspects</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:45:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:45:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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