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The Efficacy of the HIV/AIDS Symptom Management Manual

2014-07-23 21:47:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The goals of this research are: 1) To test the efficacy of a self-care symptom management manual by examining whether people who use the manual find it to be useful; 2) To examine symptom and demographic data related to self-care behaviors, symptom control, medication adherence and enhanced quality of life.

The University of California, San Francisco is the coordinating site for this multi-site international study.

Description

People living with HIV/AIDS encounter many psychological, physiological, and cognitive symptoms, such as pain, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, depression, and confusion. These symptoms have been found to restrict a person's daily life significantly. Self-management of multiple HIV and medication side effects symptoms and maintaining optimal quality of life have, therefore, become major daily tasks for people living with HIV/AIDS.

This study is a randomized controlled trial with a two-group repeated measures design to test the efficacy of the symptom management manual. Two groups (experimental and control) will be assessed in a repeated measures design at 3 time points: baseline (time 0), one month (time 1), and two months (time 2). Data will be analyzed using longitudinal mixture modeling.

Comparison(s): HIV-positive patients receiving a symptom management manual and orientation to the manual, compared to HIV-positive patients receiving a nutrition manual and orientation to the manual.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label

Conditions

HIV

Intervention

Symptom Management Manual

Location

San Francisco Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco
California
United States
94121

Status

Completed

Source

University of California, San Francisco

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:47:23-0400

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