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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 327) Last page : ( 329)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00074.7

Gender differences in Quality of Life among HIV/AIDS Patients

Mr. Arjun S.1, Maheswari G.2,*, Ms. Anupriya R.3, Atchaya T.3, Ms. Divya M.3, Ms. Jayalakshmi P.3, Ms. Maheswari E.3, Ms. Rajeshwari E.3, Ms. Sujithra P.3

1Associate Professor, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Under the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Namakkal District

2Prof. Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Under the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Namakkal District

3IV Year B. Sc (N) students, Dhanvantri College of Nursing, Under the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Namakkal District

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mahipraneeth@gmail.com

Online published on 6 February, 2020.

Abstract

AIDS and HIV is one of the major problems, affecting quality of life in developing countries. Most of the patients with HIV struggle with many social problems like social stigma, poverty, which might affect quality of life (QOL) in physical, mental and social domains. The study has conducted to comparative study to find out the quality of life (QOL) among male and female patients affected with HIV/AIDS who are an antiretroviral therapy from Government Head Quarters Hospital, Erode. The study consisted total of 60 samples, 30 males and 30 females. The design adopted for the study was descriptive comparative design. The tool used for the present study is WHO QOL-HIV brief scale. The unpaired ‘t’ value is 6.34 is statistically significant at 0.05 level. Regarding the association between the QOL score of subjects and their gender, the obtained chi-square value of 28.7 at df 1 (3.84) was significant at (P<0.05) level. This indicates that the association between the QOL score and gender. The study finding says that there was no significant association between the quality of life of male and female patients affected with HIV/AIDS on ART with their selected demographic variables and clinical profiles.

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Keywords

HIV, AIDS, QOL, ART.

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