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Abstract

PEDROSA, Samyla Citó et al. SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2016, vol.25, n.4, e2030015.  Epub Nov 16, 2016. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-07072016002030015.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the social support for people with AIDS. It was a cross-sectional study, with 215 outpatients at a University Hospital in Northeastern Brazil. Data were collected from August to December 2012, through interviews, using a Socio-demographic and Clinical Form and a Social Support Scale for People Living with HIV/AIDS. Statistical Package for the Social Science was used for data analysis. Results showed that average scores of social emotional and instrumental support were satisfactory and not influenced by sex (p=0.954; p=0.508), education (p=0.756; p=0.194), marital status (p=0.076; p=0.446) and length of antiretroviral therapy (p=0.480; p=0.120). People diagnosed for less than three years had more instrumental support (p=0.048) than those diagnosed over three years (p=0.370). Neighbors, employers and health professionals provided less support. The conclusion was that people with AIDS have satisfactory social support, especially from friends and family not living in the same household.

Keywords : Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; HIV; Social support.

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