Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
On-line version ISSN 1807-0329
CALVETTI, Prisla Ücker; MULLER, Marisa Campio and NUNES, Maria Lúcia Tiellet. Quality of life and spiritual well being in individuals with HIV/AIDS. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.3, pp.523-530. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722008000300013.
Current study evaluates the quality of life and spiritual well-being in HIV/Aids people. Two hundred HIV individuals were taken as samples (111 women and 89 men), aged between 19 to 67 years old, 143 symptomatic/Aids and 57 asymptomatic, 62.5% had taken anti-retroviral therapy. Results point to a significant correlation between the quality of life (WHOQOL-HIV bref) and spiritual well being (SWB). The spiritual, religiosity and personal beliefs and the subscale religious well being had the highest scores. Significant correlations were obtained in symptomatic/Aids group between quality of life concerning physical, social relationship and spiritual, religiosity and personal beliefs with the religious well-being, the existential well being and the spiritual well-being. The importance of the variables religiosity and spirituality within the resilience and health protection process was also discussed. Discussing health protection in research, in psychologist's interventions and in health public policies should be enhanced.
Keywords : Quality of life; spiritual well-being; HIV/Aids.