The Efficacy of the HIV/AIDS Symptom Management Manual

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


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.


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




Symptom Management Manual


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




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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