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An international quality of life instrument to assess wellbeing in adults who are HIV-Positive: a short form of the WHOQOL-HIV (31 items)


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O’Connell, K. A. and Skevington, S., 2012. An international quality of life instrument to assess wellbeing in adults who are HIV-Positive: a short form of the WHOQOL-HIV (31 items). AIDS and Behavior, 16 (2), pp. 452-460.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10461-010-9863-0

    Abstract

    Few cross-cultural measures are available to assess quality of life (QoL) in HIV/AIDS. A short form of the WHOQOL-HIV—the WHOQOL-HIV BREF—was developed and tested. Survey data from 1,923 HIV-positive adults (selected for age, gender and disease stage) were collected in 8 culturally diverse centres. The ‘best’ HIV-specific item was extracted from five HIV facets of the WHOQOL-HIV long form using information about item correlations with QoL, health and domains, item discriminant validity and centre problems. The five identified items were then integrated with the WHOQOL-BREF to complete the 31 item WHOQOL-HIV BREF. This short form shows good internal consistency reliability and discriminant validity for ‘known’ disease stages. Confirmatory Factor Analysis showed an overall good fit for a six domains model (Comparative Fit Index = 0.97), supporting scoring. Quality of life in different cultures is reported. A value of the WHOQOL-HIV short form is in monitoring QoL in multi-national clinical trials, and in clinical practice.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsO’Connell, K. A.and Skevington, S.
    DOI10.1007/s10461-010-9863-0
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Publisher StatementSkevington_AIDS-Behavior_2012_16_2_452.pdf: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com; Skevington_AIDS-Behavior_2012_16_2_452.doc: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code26835

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