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P16.16 Aspects related to the quality of life of patients who use antiretroviral therapy
  1. SC Pedrosa,
  2. HO Alexandre,
  3. ICV Lima,
  4. MLT Fiuza,
  5. GH Cunha,
  6. MTG Galvão
  1. Federal University of Ceará

Abstract

Introduction The antiretroviral therapy (ART), although is not a cure, allows the slow of the disease’s course, while extending and promotes a better quality of life for the patient. Given that, the quality of health-related life is a concept that has as focus the subjective evaluation of the patient and is necessarily related to the impact of health status on the individual’s ability to live fully, this study aimed to evaluate the satisfaction of the aspects related to quality of life in patients who use of ART.

Methods This is a cross-sectional study, with a descriptive character. The study included 215 patients who met the following inclusion criteria: in use of ART, age or over 18 years. The study met all legal and ethical issues.

Results Most participants were male (144; 66.98%) with a mean age of 40 years. The vast majority of respondents reported being satisfied or very satisfied: with sleep (127; 59%); the ability to perform activities of daily life (151; 70.23%), the ability to work (132; 61.40%).

Conclusion To conclude, antiretroviral therapy contributes to the improvement of personal satisfaction related to health parameter.

Disclosure of interest statement This study was funded by CAPES (Higher Education Personnel Training Coordination) and CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). No pharmaceutical grants were received in the development of this study.

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