Perceived stress in HIV-infected individuals: Physiological and psychological correlates.

Title

Perceived stress in HIV-infected individuals: Physiological and psychological correlates.

Creator

Hand GA; Phillips KD; Dudgeon WD

Publisher

AIDS Care

Date

2006

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Longitudinal Studies; Perception; Stress; adolescent; Adaptation; Psychological; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Psychological/psychology; Anxiety Disorders - psychology; Depressive Disorder/psychology; HIV Infections/psychology; South Carolina

Description

The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of perceived stress with selected physiological and psychological factors in an HIV-infected, predominantly African American population and to assess the multivariable effects on perceived stress. The variables that correlated significantly with perceived stress were entered into a backward stepwise regression model. Pearson's r analysis showed significant correlations between perceived stress and state and trait anxiety, depression, HIV-related symptoms, sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and fatigue. State and trait anxiety, depression and fatigue retained significance (p<0.1) in the final regression model. These factors explained approximately 80% of the variance in perceived stress. The significant interactions of multiple physiological and psychological correlates suggest that perceived stress is a complex outcome with a multifactorial etiology. Further, the model suggests that psychological factors may contribute to perceived stress in this population more than physiological factors such as HIV-related symptomatology or stage of disease.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1011-1017

Issue

8

Volume

18

Citation

Hand GA; Phillips KD; Dudgeon WD, “Perceived stress in HIV-infected individuals: Physiological and psychological correlates.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 26, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13605.

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