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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Mar-Apr;56(2):126-131.

Quality of life in persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection in Mexico

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital de Especialidades No. 2, Centro Médico Nacional del Noroeste, Servicio de Medicina Interna. Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México jhonisq@hotmail.com

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Background:

The evaluation of quality of life related to health (HRQOL) has become an important prognostic indicator in HIV/AIDS. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of socio-demographic, clinical and psychological factors in HRQOL in a group of subjects with HIV/AIDS in northwestern Mexico and determine which variables best predict HRQOL.

Methods:

In a cross-sectional study with a sample of 87% of patients receiving care at a clinic for HIV/AIDS in northwestern Mexico between November 2010 to June 2011, we measure the HRQOL using the Tool Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV). A model of multiple linear regression was performed to identify variables that allow us to predict HRQOL in this population.

Results:

In a sample of 54 subjects with HIV/AIDS. Patients had an average age of 43 ± 9 years, 83% were men with a mean time of 6.5 ± 4.5 years from diagnosis. HRQOL scores of physical and mental health of the participants were 57 ± 6 and 57 ± 13 respectively. In multivariate analysis, the variables that influenced the physical health punctuation were gender, marital status, sexual orientation, time since diagnosis and viral load (log).

Conclusions:

Prospective studies are needed to better explain the influence of the factors that predict changes or trends in HRQOL in patients with HIV/AIDS.

KEYWORDS:

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; HIV; Quality of Life

PMID:
29901901
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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