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|dc.description.abstract||The aim of the study was to measure quality of life in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. This is a cross-sectional study among main caregivers of human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. The questionnaire consisted of 5 main domains: general health, physical functioning, symptoms, psychological well being, and social and role functioning. A total of 131 main caregivers (21% males, average age 42.5 years) of human immunodeficiency virus-infected children (28% male, average age 10.1 years) answered the questionnaires. Four out of 5 domains showed that children without immune suppression had a significantly higher quality of life than children with immune suppression. There was a significant correlation between health care utility and physical functioning, symptoms, and social and role functioning. The instrument had acceptable internal consistency and was a feasible measure of quality of life among human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. The information obtained will enable health care providers to establish comprehensive health care services to serve the needs of these children and their families. © 2008 Sage Publications.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Immunology and Microbiology||en_US|
|dc.title||Quality of life among HIV-infected children in Thailand||en_US|
|article.title.sourcetitle||Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care||en_US|
|article.stream.affiliations||Chiang Mai University||en_US|
|Appears in Collections:||CMUL: Journal Articles|
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