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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
Year : 2015, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 232) Last page : ( 235)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-5674.2015.00129.X

Efficacy of Moderate Intensity Aerobic Exercises on Quality of Life in HIV Positive Individuals

Musale Rima N1, Varadharajulu G2

1Lecturer, DES'S Brijlal Jindal College of Physiotherapy, Pune

2Principal, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Karad

Online published on 19 June, 2015.



The increased chronocity of HIV infection has been mirrored by increased prevalence of disablement in HIV infected population because of immunocompression. Thus the needs of these individuals have increasingly included the management of impairment, activity limitations, and participation restriction. The Quality of life of HIV infected individuals gets hampered. Aerobic Exercise is an effective mean of maintaining and improving quality of life of HIV positive individuals.


To find efficacy of moderate intensity aerobic exercises on quality of life in HIV positive individuals.

Materials and Method

A total of 30 clinically diagnosed HIV positive individuals under regular anti-retro viral therapy of both genders and between 20–40 years of age suffering from stage 2 (CD4 cell count between 201–500 cells/mm3) of HIV, were selected by random sampling. Moderate Intensity aerobic exercises in the form of stair climbing were given for period of 12 weeks. Quality of life is measured before giving exercises and at the end of 12 weeks by SF 36 v2.


Study shows that there is significant difference between pre and post exercise score with mean rise of 10.600 (31.80%) in post exercise value with t value 9.199 and p<0.01.


Moderate intensity aerobic exercise given in the form of stair climbing is effective in improving Quality of life in HIV positive individuals.



HIVModerate Intensity Aerobic ExercisesStair climbingS F 36(v2).


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