Contribution of guarding to quality of life among chilean people living with HIV

Alejandra Ximena Araya, Evelyn S. Iriart

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Background: Guarding is a self-care process that individuals use to manage chronic illness; it refers to the process of maintaining vigilance over a person’s self and network. This study evaluates the relationship between quality of life and guarding among people living with Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (PLHA). Method: A cross-sectional study of 209 people living with Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was conducted in Santiago, Chile. PLHA completed a questionnaire about characteristics of quality of life, human immunodeficiency virus symptoms status, social network, demographics, and guarding. Illness characteristics were obtained from medical records. Results: Hierarchical multiple regression revealed that having more close friends/relatives, fewer Human immunodeficiency virus symptom status, and less guarding behavior was significantly related to a higher quality of life. No relationship was found between quality of life and demographic and illness characteristics. Conclusion: Together, study variables explained 58.8% of the variation in the quality of life.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)72-81
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónSocial Medicine
Volumen13
N.º2
EstadoPublicada - 1 may 2020

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Sanidad (ciencias sociales)
  • Salud pública, medioambiental y laboral

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