HIV/AIDS symptom management in Southern Africa

Title

HIV/AIDS symptom management in Southern Africa

Creator

Sukati NA; Mndebele SC; Makoa ET; Ramukumba TS; Makoae LN; Seboni NM; Human S; Holzemer WL

Publisher

Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit; statistics & numerical data Research Support; 80 and over; Anti-HIV Agents/therapeutic use; Child; Comorbidity; Complementary Therapies/methods/statistics & numerical data; Data Collection; Diet; Therapy/statistics & numerical data; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Palliative Care/; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/diagnosis/epidemiology/therapy Adolescent Adult Africa; methods; Non-U.S. Gov't Self Care/methods/statistics & numerical data; Southern/epidemiology Aged Aged

Description

We describe self-reported strategies used by persons living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland to manage common HIV-related symptoms. A questionnaire asked participants to list three to six symptoms they had recently experienced, the care strategies they had used to make them better, where they had learned the strategy, and to rate the perceived effectiveness of the strategy. Data were collected in 2002 from 743 persons. The self-care management strategies were coded into eight categories: medications, complementary treatments, self-comforting, changing diet, seeking help, exercise, spiritual care, and daily thoughts/activities. Overall, participants reported medications as the most frequently occurring management strategy and the most effective. A very small inventory of behavioral strategies was available to participants to help them manage their HIV-related symptoms.
2005

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. PedPalASCNET does not hold any rights over the resource listed here. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

185-92

Issue

2

Volume

29

Citation

Sukati NA; Mndebele SC; Makoa ET; Ramukumba TS; Makoae LN; Seboni NM; Human S; Holzemer WL, “HIV/AIDS symptom management in Southern Africa,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13708.

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