Quality of Life in People Living with HIV/AIDS attending ART Plus Centre in Kanpur Nagar

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https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2023.v35i04.005

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Quality of life, People living with HIV/AIDS, WHOQOL-HIV BREF

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Background: HIV/AIDS affects an individual physically as well as mentally, socially and financially. ART treatment has increased life expectancy so Quality of Life (QOL) has become an important aspect. Aim & Objective: To assess QOL in people living with HIV/AIDS attending ART Plus center in Kanpur Nagar. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out on 407 registered patients at ART Plus centre from 1st march 2021 to 31st December 2021.WHOQOL-HIV BREF instrument was used to assess Quality of life. Result: Overall QOL score of male patients (14.62±2.05) was found higher than female patients (13.46±1.92). Married study subjects had maximum overall QOL score (14.65±2.00) and minimum QOL score was found in Widowed (12.99±1.84). Maximum overall QOL score was found in Class I (15.62±2.08) and minimum score was found in Class V (13.60±2.00) of modified BG Prasad socioeconomic classification. The study showed that there was an association between QOL scores with gender, marital status and socioeconomic status. Conclusion: In this study QOL score was found higher in male, married study subjects with higher socioeconomic status.

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2023-12-31

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Dixit GK, Nigam S, Midha T. Quality of Life in People Living with HIV/AIDS attending ART Plus Centre in Kanpur Nagar. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];35(4):410-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2567

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