Symptom manageability in Swiss HIV-infected patients

Fierz, Katharina and Engberg, Sandra and Nicca, Dunja and Moody, Kimberly and Battegay, Manuel and Spirig, Rebecca. (2013) Symptom manageability in Swiss HIV-infected patients. Applied nursing research : ANR, 26 (3). pp. 110-115.

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Managing symptoms in daily life is a challenging problem for people living with HIV. As traditional parameters used to identify symptoms needing management do not integrate aspects of daily living with symptoms, we introduced 'perceived symptom manageability' to fill this gap.; The aim of this study was to quantitatively explore 'perceived symptom manageability' in a sample of 268 persons living with HIV.; Secondary analysis of existing cross-sectional data. Social support, gender, age, depressive and anxiety symptoms were bivariately and multivariately analyzed and related to symptom experience and manageability as measured by the HIV Symptom Assessment Scale and the HIV Symptom Manageability Scale.; Least manageable symptoms were hair loss, vomiting and insomnia. Multivariately, age (beta=-.11; p=.024), symptom distress (beta=-.62; p<.001) and total anxiety and depressive symptoms (beta=-.18; p=.003) were statistically significant correlates of symptom manageability.; Although a promising concept to identify symptoms needing management, further research employing primary data is recommended.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:Fierz, Katharina and Nicca, Dunja and Spirig, Rebecca and Engberg, Sandra
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:16 Jul 2020 13:02
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