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A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effect of Diet on Quality of Life and Mood of People Living With HIV and Lipodystrophy

Reid, Carol L. & Courtney, Mary D. (2007) A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effect of Diet on Quality of Life and Mood of People Living With HIV and Lipodystrophy. Journal of the Association of Nurses in Aids Care, 18(4), pp. 3-11.

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Abstract

UNCORRECTED PROOF A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effect of Diet on Quality of Life and Mood of People Living With HIV and Lipodystrophy Carol Reid, RN, BHSc (Nursing), GradCert Health Studies (Sexual Health), M App Sc (Research) Mary Courtney, RN, PhD The purpose of this study in 2002 was to evaluate a diet intervention in relation to the quality of life and mood of people living with HIV and lipodystrophy. HIV-positive people on antiretroviral treatments are normalizing their lives and facing a long-term future. Morphological changes in some cases may occur as a result of antiretroviral therapy, causing HIV-positive people to hesitate commencing treatment. The study sample consisted of 30 men over 18 years of age living with HIV and lipodystrophy. An experimental design incorporating pretests and posttests of experimental and control groups was used. All participants were surveyed by questionnaire, and their quality of life and mood were measured at baseline and 10 weeks. Results indicated a trend toward significant improvement in quality of life, and although mood states were not significantly improved between the two groups, the control group showed deterioration in mood status, compared with the intervention group, that was concluded to be clinically significant. Hence, in the study setting, the diet intervention showed a positive effect on men living with HIV and lipodystrophy

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ID Code: 9464
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Diet, Nutrition, Quality of Life, Mood, HIV, Lypodystrophy
DOI: 10.1016/j.jana.2007.05.005
ISSN: 1055-3290
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified (111199)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elsevier
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:31

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