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Predictors of quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction in individuals living with HIV and AIDS in a resource-constrained setting in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T17:18:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T17:18:31Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1895
dc.description.abstract The burden of HIV disease is concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in South Africa (SA). Whilst there have been many studies conducted on the biomedical and socio-psychological aspects of HIV and AIDS, insufficient attention has been paid to the quality of life of those infected with the virus. The primary purpose of the study was to determine the predictors of quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction (Q-LES) among individuals infected with HIV. A battery of questionnaires, which included the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q), were administered to 121 participants. Data was analysed using SPSS. Of the total sample (n = 121), 74% were females. The study found that a large proportion (49.5%) of the sample within the age group 25-49 years old experienced psychological distress. Those who were not on antiretroviral treatment (ART) were significantly affected (66%). Psychological distress was significantly prevalent among HIV positive individuals and also the strongest predictor of Q-LES among these individuals. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject ANXIETY en
dc.subject ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY en
dc.title Predictors of quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction in individuals living with HIV and AIDS in a resource-constrained setting in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 25(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, United Kingdom en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8717 en
dc.PageNumber 95-99 en
dc.outputnumber 7448 en
dc.bibliographictitle Jonas, K., Naidoo, P., Roman, N.V., Gutierrez, L.A. & Feixas, G. (2015) Predictors of quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction in individuals living with HIV and AIDS in a resource-constrained setting in South Africa. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 25(2):95-99. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Jonas, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Naidoo, P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Roman, N.V. en
dc.contributor.author4 Gutierrez, L.A. en
dc.contributor.author5 Feixas, G. en


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