Domains of Life Satisfaction Among Patients Living With HIV: A Factor Analytic Study of the Quality of Life Inventory

O`Cleirigh, Conall; Safren, Steven
January 2006
AIDS & Behavior;Jan2006, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p53
Academic Journal
This study sought to identify multidimensional factors of life satisfaction in individuals with HIV through a factor analysis of the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), and to examine the relationship of these factors to health-related quality of life, depression, and medication adherence. Four quality of life domains emerged: Achievement, Self-Expression, Environment, and Interpersonal Relationships. QOLI means were substantially lower than the normative means and were significantly related to the SF-12 mental (but not the physical) component summary. Multidimensional assessments of quality of life in HIV may help specify targets sensitive to psychosocial interventions.


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