Quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Mokhbat, Jacques
dc.contributor.author Noureddine, Samar
dc.contributor.author Abboud, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Huijer, Huda Abu-Saad
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-13T08:29:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-13T08:29:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-02-13
dc.identifier.issn 0954-0121 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5222
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to determine the impact of HIV/AIDS on the quality of life (QoL) in Lebanese adult patients living with HIV/AIDS. The study design was a cross-sectional descriptive survey, using self-administered questionnaires. A convenience sample of 41 Lebanese adults (aged 18 years and above) living with HIV/AIDS was recruited from outpatient departments at two major medical centers in Lebanon. The instruments included the Multidimensional Quality of Life HIV (MQoL-HIV), the HIV Symptom Index and a stigma scale, and a demographic section. The majority of the sample were male and single. The mean age was 38 years (SD=9.93). The mean MQoL-HIV score was 176.85, with the highest scores for the cognitive functioning, social functioning, and medical care; the lowest domain scores were for financial status, sexual functioning, and mental health. A single item measuring overall QoL was rated by 47.5% as neither poor nor good. Mean stigma score was 2.05 (SD=0.62) and mean HIV Symptom Index score was 0.6. Prevalence of symptoms and perceived stigma were negative predictors of QoL, being married was a positive predictor of QoL. The results of this study, which is the first to look at the QoL in people living with HIV/AIDS in Lebanon and the Middle East and North Africa region, showed that these mostly asymptomatic well-functioning individuals reported a fair level of QoL. The strongest determinants of QoL revolved around psychosocial aspects of life, namely social relationships, mental health, and medical care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200902719 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal AIDS Care en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 687-696 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540120903334658 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abboud, S., Noureddine, S., Huijer, H. A. S., DeJong, J., & Mokhbat, J. (2010). Quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDS in Lebanon. AIDS care, 22(6), 687-696. en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540120903334658 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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