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Titolo:
Purpose in life and depressive symptoms in persons living with HIV disease
Autore:
Lyon, DE; Younger, JB;
Indirizzi:
Univ Virginia, Sch Nursing, Charlottesville, VA 22908 USA Univ Virginia Charlottesville VA USA 22908 Charlottesville, VA 22908 USA Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Sch Nursing, Richmond, VA USA Virginia Commonwealth Univ Richmond VA USA Sch Nursing, Richmond, VA USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
fascicolo: 2, volume: 33, anno: 2001,
pagine: 129 - 133
SICI:
1527-6546(2001)33:2<129:PILADS>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GAY MEN; INFECTION; PREDICTORS; PROGRESSION; GROWTH; WOMEN; AIDS;
Keywords:
HIV; purpose in life; depressive symptoms;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
40
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lyon, DE Univ Virginia, Sch Nursing, POB 800782,McLeod Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22908 USA Univ Virginia POB 800782,McLeod Hall Charlottesville VA USA 22908
Citazione:
D.E. Lyon e J.B. Younger, "Purpose in life and depressive symptoms in persons living with HIV disease", J NURS SCHO, 33(2), 2001, pp. 129-133

Abstract

Purpose: To examine relationships among purpose in life, HIV disease severity, demographic variables, and depressive symptoms in people living with HIV disease (PLWHIV). The hypothesis tested was that purpose in life is a stronger predictor of depressive symptoms than is HIV disease severity. Design: Descriptive, correlational study using a convenience sample of 123PLWHIV recruited from an urban infectious disease clinic in a university teaching hospital in the Southeast United States. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire, including a sociodemographic tool, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and thePurpose in Life Scale (PIL), was used to collect data. Concurrent severityof HIV disease measures included HIV RNA viral load, CD4+ T-lymphocyte count, and the Revised HIV Medical Symptom Scale. Analytical methods included descriptive and inferential statistics and hierarchical regression analysis. Findings: Depressive symptoms were greater and purpose in life was lower than in normative samples. Purpose in life was a stronger predictor of depressive symptoms than was HIV disease severity. Conclusions: Purpose in life was more important than were laboratory markers of disease progression for predicting depressive co-morbidity. Results from this study indicate the need for routine assessment of depressive symptoms in PLWHIV Purpose in life should be explored as a potential buffer for depressive symptoms.

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