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Psychological distress among persons living with HIV, hypertension, and diabetes

dc.contributor.authorKagee A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:58:47Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:58:47Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
dc.identifier.citation22
dc.identifier.citation12
dc.identifier.issn9540121
dc.identifier.other10.1080/09540121.2010.484458
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/10851
dc.description.abstractIt has been assumed that receipt of a diagnosis of HIV is a uniquely distressing event, more so than with any other illness. The present study compared the mean scores on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist, a measure of emotional distress, of South African patients living with HIV/AIDS, hypertension, diabetes, and both hypertension and diabetes. The differences among the four groups were non-significant, suggesting that living with HIV/AIDS may be no more emotionally distressing than other common chronic illnesses. In this research note, it is speculated that these findings may be accounted for in terms of the high prevalence of HIV in South Africa, the recent availability of antiretroviral treatment resulting in HIV being seen as a chronic illness rather than a death sentence, and the base rate of mental health problems among the South African population. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
dc.subjectanti human immunodeficiency virus agent
dc.subjectacquired immune deficiency syndrome
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectAIDS patient
dc.subjectantiviral therapy
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectchecklist
dc.subjectdiabetes mellitus
dc.subjectdiabetic patient
dc.subjectdistress syndrome
dc.subjectemotional stress
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjecthealth care availability
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectHuman immunodeficiency virus infected patient
dc.subjectHuman immunodeficiency virus infection
dc.subjecthypertension
dc.subjectmajor clinical study
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmental disease
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.titlePsychological distress among persons living with HIV, hypertension, and diabetes
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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