Relationships among immunity, AIDS stigma, homophobia, intimacy, and functional status in seropositive homosexual men

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166143
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationships among immunity, AIDS stigma, homophobia, intimacy, and functional status in seropositive homosexual men
Author(s):
Phillips, Kenneth
Author Details:
Kenneth Phillips, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE, University of Tennessee College of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, email: kphill22@utk.edu
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to investigate the relationships among immunity, internalized stigma of AIDS, internalized homophobia, emotional intimacy, and functional status in homosexual men seropositive and seronegative for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus; and (2) to test Roy's Theory of the Peron as an Adaptive System which served as the guiding framework for the interpretation of the findings. This cross-sectional, correlational study interpretation of the findings. This cross-sectional, correlational study was conducted in a research group of 30 homosexual males who were seropositve for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and in a comparison sample of 30 homosexual males who were seronegative for HIV. Questionnaires were the: Phillips Stigma of AIDS Questionnaire (PSAQ-2) [internalized homophobia], and Sickness Impact Profile [functional status]. Lymphocyte subset enumerations and mitogen blastogenesis responsiveness were used to operationalize immunity. At the time blood was drawn for lymphocyte enumerations and mitogen blastogenesis responsiveness, the participants were asked to complete the research instruments. Significant relationships between the psychosocial variables and the immune variable provide partial support for Roy's Theory of the Person as an Adaptive System. Therefore, these findings support the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit and further validate the theoretical underpinnings of psychoneuroimmunology.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRelationships among immunity, AIDS stigma, homophobia, intimacy, and functional status in seropositive homosexual menen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Kennethen_US
dc.author.detailsKenneth Phillips, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE, University of Tennessee College of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, email: kphill22@utk.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166143-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to investigate the relationships among immunity, internalized stigma of AIDS, internalized homophobia, emotional intimacy, and functional status in homosexual men seropositive and seronegative for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus; and (2) to test Roy's Theory of the Peron as an Adaptive System which served as the guiding framework for the interpretation of the findings. This cross-sectional, correlational study interpretation of the findings. This cross-sectional, correlational study was conducted in a research group of 30 homosexual males who were seropositve for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and in a comparison sample of 30 homosexual males who were seronegative for HIV. Questionnaires were the: Phillips Stigma of AIDS Questionnaire (PSAQ-2) [internalized homophobia], and Sickness Impact Profile [functional status]. Lymphocyte subset enumerations and mitogen blastogenesis responsiveness were used to operationalize immunity. At the time blood was drawn for lymphocyte enumerations and mitogen blastogenesis responsiveness, the participants were asked to complete the research instruments. Significant relationships between the psychosocial variables and the immune variable provide partial support for Roy's Theory of the Person as an Adaptive System. Therefore, these findings support the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit and further validate the theoretical underpinnings of psychoneuroimmunology.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:41:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:41:05Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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