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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 233-238
Three sides of a coin in the life of people living with HIV (PLWH)


1 Lecturer, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medicine Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
2 Former Director and Professor, Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi, India
3 Prof. and Head Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepika Cecil Khakha
Lecturer, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi -110029
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0218.164385

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Background: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a global epidemic, a major challenge as a health care problem of modern times. As the survival of life increases from the time of an HIV-positive diagnosis, growing concern for the quality of the life has been extended. Objectives: To assess and correlate the coping, social support and quality of life. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic of AIIMS, New Delhi. The sample comprised people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who were seropositive for last six months. The tools used to assess the coping, social support and quality of life were BREF COPE, MOS social support survey and WHO QOL-HIV BREF, respectively. Permission was taken from the authors of the tools. The ethical permission was taken from the center. The coping, social support and quality of life were assessed and their association was observed. Data were analyzed using SPSS 17. Results: The most commonly used coping styles were acceptance and religion. The social support used by most of PLWHA was tangible support and affectionate support, while the least used support was positive social interaction. The lowest quality of life is seen in social relations, followed by physical quality of life. There was positive association seen between coping and quality of life as well as social support and quality of life. Conclusion: There was positive association between coping, social support and quality of life.


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