Factors Influencing Quality of Life of People Living with HIV and AIDS Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy.
Keywords:quality of life, factors influencing quality of life, people living with HIV/AIDS
AbstractThe purpose of this descriptive study was toinvestigate the factors influencing quality of lifeof people living with HIV / AIDS (PWAs) receivingantiretroviral therapy. The subjects were PWAsreceiving antiretroviral therapy at the infectious clinic,Srinagarind hospital, Khon Kaen University duringJuly 2007 to October 2007. One hundred and fiftysubjects of PWAs receiving antiretroviral therapy wererecruited to this study. The instrument used fordata collection were demographic data recordingfrom and the modified quality of life questionnaire(Thai version) (Susunha Yimyam et al., 2003).In this study the internal consistency of lifesatisfaction and life important were 0.77 and 0.86,respectively. Data were analyzed using simplelinear regression analysis.The results revealed that the quality of lifelevel among PWAs receiving antiretroviral therapywere high. The factors influencing quality of lifeof PWAs receiving antiretroviral therapy was CD4level (r = 0.237, p < 0.05). The significant predictorfor the quality of life among PWAs receivingantiretroviral therapy was CD4 level which accountedfor 5.6% of the quality of life among PWAs receivingantiretroviral therapy.
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