Factors that influence health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among adults at a community-based AIDS service organization
Dr. Robert T. Dodge, PhD, RN, ANP, AACRN
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The purpose of this study was two-fold: (a) to describe health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among adults at a community-based AIDS service organization, and (b) to identify the socio-demographic variables that influence health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care. The theoretical frameworks that guided this study were the Wilson and Cleary's (1995) health-related quality of life conceptual model of patient outcomes and Ware's (1978) taxonomy of patient satisfaction. The research design consisted of a nonexperimental, descriptive and correlational study that was designed to describe health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among adults at a community-based AIDS service organization. The focus of this research was to examine the influence among socio-demographic variables on health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care. Factors were examined retrospectively and data were gathered at one point in time. A convenient sample of 81 subjects that consisted of adults who (a) were 18 years of age or older, (b) had documented positive ELISA and western blot tests for HIV-1 or 2 virus, (c) read and spoke English, (d) had a Karnofsky score of 80 or higher, and (e) had attended a minimum of four primary health care appointments. Data were collected using the HIV Overview of Problems-Evaluation System (HOPES) and DiTomasso-Willard Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire (DWPSQ). The results of this study indicate that health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care were positive among adults receiving care at a community-based AIDS service organization. ANOVA revealed that differences in health-related quality of life scores were statistically significant between regional clinics, that patients at clinic B reported the highest health-related quality of life scores, and that satisfaction with care was the highest among subjects who had a nurse practitioner as a health care provider. There was a statistically significant negative correlation between health-related quality of life and Kamofsky scores. Satisfaction with care had two statistically significant negative correlations: (a) gender and (b) treatment with HIV medications. Socio-demographic variables did not determine the perception of health-related quality of life and satisfaction with care among the adults who were participants in this study.
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