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| Published: December 25, 2015

Quality of Life among HIV/AIDS Seroconcordant and Serodiscordant Spouses

Farhat Jahan

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, A.M.U., Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Professor Akbar Husain

Coordinator, UGC-SAP (DRS-1), Department of Psychology, A.M.U. Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.506/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.506

ABSTRACT

HIV/AIDS as we know is an incurable disease. Infection with HIV causes progressive Immunodeficiency resulting in a variety of opportunistic infections which could cause physical and psychological damage and thus decrease PLHIVs (People Living with HIV/AIDS) quality of life. Quality of life is “an individual’s perception of his position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which he lives and in relation to his goals, expectations, standards and concerns” (WHO). A large number of researches have been done on quality of life among HIV/AIDS patients but quality of life among HIV Seroconcordant and Serodiscordant spouses in North India is not explored. Present study was aimed to investigate quality of life among Seroconcordant and Serodiscordant spouses. The sample consisted of fifty participants (25 Males & 25 Females) of 26 to 60 years of age. Significant differences were not found between the mean scores of comparison groups on dimensions and composite scores of WHOQOL-BREF.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.506/20150301

10.25215/0301.506

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