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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Print version ISSN 0102-7972
SILVA, Josevânia da; SALDANHA, Ana Alayde Werba and AZEVEDO, Regina Lígia Wanderlei de. Variables of impact on quality of life of HIV-positive people over 50 years old. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.1, pp. 56-63. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722010000100008.
This study aimed to analyze the influence of biodemographic and clinical variables on quality of life of HIV-positive people over 50 years old. For that, 43 HIV-positive people over 50 took part in the study ( M=55; DP =4.6), being 63% male. The Scale of Quality of Life in Old Age (WHOQOL-OLD) and a biodemographic questionnaire were used as instruments. It was verified the impact of biodemographic and clinical variables in the following factors: "Autonomy", "Past, Present and Future Activities", "Death and Dying" and "Intimacy". The QL presented itself as a dimension of human life which is inseparable from objective conditions such as work, leisure, and housing, among others. Moreover, it is related to subjective characteristics, specific to each individual, such as social support.
Keywords : Old age; Quality of life; AIDS; Biodemographic.