Family Quality of Life in Families Affected by HIV: The Perspective of HIV-Positive Mothers

Family Quality of Life in Families Affected by HIV: The Perspective of HIV-Positive Mothers

Family Quality of Life in Families Affected by HIV: The Perspective of HIV-Positive Mothers

Family Quality of Life in Families Affected by HIV: The Perspective of HIV-Positive Motherss

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Aids Care: Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, vol. 26, no Supplément 1, p. 21-28.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The objectives of this study are to […] describe patterns of FQoL [family quality of life] among MLHIV [mothers living with HIV] and […] identify key factors associated with FQoL in families of MLHIV.» (p. 21)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«A 100 MLHIV […] and 67 of their children […] participated in this study.» (p. 22) «Families were recruited through Quebec community organizations (n = 36) and two Montreal hospitals (CHU Sainte-Justine and Montreal Chest Institute; n = 64).» (p. 22)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Three main profiles of self-reported FQoL among MLHIV were established: high FQoL (33%), moderate FQoL (58%), and low FQoL (9%). Among the mothers’ characteristics, education, physical functioning, social support, and resilience increased FQoL, while anxiety and irritability decreased FQoL. […] Among the children’s characteristics, coping and resilience followed the pattern of FQoL profiles. Higher awareness of the mother’s HIV status was reported in both high and low FQoL profiles.» (p. 24) «This study breaks new ground by taking into account the contrasting stories of mothers and their children. FQoL profiles can be used to identify families needing special care, particularly family interventions with both parents and children. Interventions should build on the dimensions of family interaction and parenting, the highest rated subscales across profiles, while strengthening those related to emotional well-being. » (p. 27)