Calidad de vida y apoyo social percibido en personas con VIH en Bogotá, Colombia Academic Article


  • ntroduction: GSPs refer to lower quality of life and less social support in evidence from developed countries. Objective: To explore the association between perceived social support; emotional or trusting support and each dimension of health-related quality of life. Materials and methods: Cross-sectional study of people living with HIV/AIDS selected for the convenience of a program of care in a hospital network in Bogotá. The SF36 health-related quality of life questionnaires and the Duke-UNC-11 generic functional social support questionnaire were used. Linear regression models were performed. Results: There is a direct relationship between the emotional well-being dimension of quality of life and affective social support (?: 7.36 IC95%: 1.04;13.68) and trust (? 11.63 IC95% 5.30;17.96). Also between the dimensions of physical function, emotional performance and body aches and pains and perceived social support of an affective nature and between the perception of social support of trust and the dimensions of vitality and social function. In contrast, we found inverse relationship between the averages of the scores of the dimensions of emotional performance, physical performance and general health with perceived social support of an affective nature for the first dimension and confidence for the last two dimensions. Conclusions: The subjects with better levels of perceived social support have a better reported level of health-related quality of life, a situation that provides inputs for the planning, design and implementation of health care plans that incorporate clinical, paraclinical and patient environment variables.Translated with

publication date

  • 2018/6/6
  • 2017/2/28


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  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Colombia
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Developed Countries
  • HIV
  • Health
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Health Status
  • Health care
  • Linear Models
  • Linear regression
  • Pain
  • Planning
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Support
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0120-4157

number of pages

  • 22

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 22