Analysis of factors influencing health-related quality of life in HIV/AIDS patients

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Introduction: Patients with human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) face a wide range of physical and mental issues. Hhealth-related quality of life (HRQoL) has to be given more attention, since HIV/AIDS epidemic has not been fully addressed. Study participants were those living with HIV/AIDS, who wanted to learn more about variables, which influence their HRQoL. Material and methods: Using a cross-sectional technique, the study was performed in a descriptive analytic style. Overall sample size was 101 respondents, who were selected using a basic random sampling procedure, based on inclusion criteria. Characteristics of participants in this research, including income, duration of sickness, ease in accessing care and infrastructure, and presence of family and peer support, served as independent factors. Health-related quality of life was the dependent variable in this research. A questionnaire was employed as a testing tool. Logistic regression statistical test was applied, with a significance threshold of p = 0.05. Results: According to the findings of the present study, there was a correlation between income (p = 0.044), infrastructure (p = 0.003), social support (p = 0.009), and health-related quality of life (p = 0.009). An individual's HRQoL was most strongly influenced by the presence of adequate infrastructure (Exp(B) = 38.549), social support (Exp(B) = 31.575), and a stable source of income (Exp(B) = 26.764). Conclusions: HRQoL of people living with HIV/AIDS can be affected by variables, including income, infrastructure, and social support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalHIV and AIDS Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • access
  • demographics
  • health-related quality of life
  • social support


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