Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Living long term with HIV /AIDS: An examination of health status, quality of life, and employment concerns
by Vetter, Charlene J., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2009, 87; 3356128
Abstract (Summary)

The present study is an exploratory analysis of employment barriers for people living with HIV/AIDS as a function of health status and quality of life. The purpose of the study was to identify predictors of employment concerns related to living long-term with HIV/AIDS. Self-report instruments were administered anonymously to 91 HIV-positive adults receiving services from AIDS Service Organizations in Western New York. Results of bivariate analysis indicated significant correlations between the independent variables of employment status, and measures of HIV/AIDS-related quality of life and experiences of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Multiple regression analysis indicated that employment status accounted for 15% of the employment concerns variance. In addition, reported experiences of stigma and discrimination uniquely predicted approximately 10% of the variance and quality of life predicted an additional 5% of the variance in the dependent variable of quality of life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Donnelly, James P.
Commitee: Collins, R. Lorraine, Lee, Gloria
School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Department: Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-B 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Employment, Employment concerns, HIV/AIDS, Health status, Quality of life
Publication Number: 3356128
ISBN: 978-1-109-15950-9
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