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Impact of childhood trauma on functionality and quality of life in HIV-infected women

dc.contributor.authorTroeman, Zyrhea C. E.
dc.contributor.authorSpies, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorCherner, Mariana
dc.contributor.authorArchibald, Sarah L.
dc.contributor.authorFennema-Notestine, Christine
dc.contributor.authorTheilmann, Rebecca J.
dc.contributor.authorSpottiswoode, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorStein, Dan J.
dc.contributor.authorSeedat, Soraya
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T13:32:42Z
dc.date.available2011-12-14T13:32:42Z
dc.date.issued2011- 09
dc.identifier.citationTroeman, Z.C.E. et al 2011. Impact of childhood trauma on functionality and quality of life in HIV-infected women. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9(1):84, doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-9-84.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issndoi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-9-84
dc.identifier.issn1477-7525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/18169
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.hqlo.com/content/9/1/84
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.
dc.description.abstractBackground While there are many published studies on HIV and functional limitations, there are few in the context of early abuse and its impact on functionality and Quality of Life (QoL) in HIV. Methods The present study focused on HIV in the context of childhood trauma and its impact on functionality and Quality of Life (QoL) by evaluating 85 HIV-positive (48 with childhood trauma and 37 without) and 52 HIV-negative (21 with childhood trauma and 31 without) South African women infected with Clade C HIV. QoL was assessed using the Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES-Q), the Patient's Assessment of Own Functioning Inventory (PAOFI), the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale and the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS). Furthermore, participants were assessed using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ). Results Subjects had a mean age of 30.1 years. After controlling for age, level of education and CES-D scores, analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) demonstrated significant individual effects of HIV status and childhood trauma on self-reported QoL. No significant interactional effects were evident. Functional limitation was, however, negatively correlated with CD4 lymphocyte count. Conclusions In assessing QoL in HIV-infected women, we were able to demonstrate the impact of childhood trauma on functional limitations in HIV.en_ZA
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_ZA
dc.subjectPsychic trauma in children -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectQuality of life -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectChildhood trauma -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHIV positive women -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleImpact of childhood trauma on functionality and quality of life in HIV-infected womenen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.date.updated2011-11-06T06:12:51Z
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderTroeman et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en_ZA


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