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Psychosocial Factors Associated with Quality of Life in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Zhejiang, China

Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 3399 Binsheng Road, Hangzhou 310051, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(15), 2667; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152667
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 22 July 2019 / Accepted: 24 July 2019 / Published: 25 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion)
Objectives: To explore the quality of life (QOL) status and related factors in young human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) aged 16 to 24 years in Zhejiang province. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 22 counties of Zhejiang province, and 395 subjects took part in our research. A t-test, one-way Analysis of variance (ANOVA), and multivariate stepwise linear regression analysis were used to investigate the factors associated with QOL in young HIV-infected MSM. Results: The total score on the QOL was 86.86 ± 14.01. The multivariate stepwise linear regression analysis revealed that self-efficacy and discrimination were associated with all domains on the QOL assessment, monthly income was associated with QOL for all domains except spirituality and consistent condom use during oral sex with men in the past three months was associated with QOL for all domains except the relationship domain. Those individuals within the group of young HIV-infected MSM who have higher self-efficacy, a higher monthly income, greater social support, safer sexual behaviors, a higher level of education, and a higher cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count have a better QOL. Conclusions: These findings suggest that to improve the QOL of this population, greater emphasis should be placed on improving social support, self-efficacy, and antiviral therapy adherence and on reducing discrimination, disease progression, and high-risk behaviors. View Full-Text
Keywords: young MSM; quality of life; social support; self-efficacy; stigma; antiviral therapy adherence young MSM; quality of life; social support; self-efficacy; stigma; antiviral therapy adherence
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Jiang, T.; Zhou, X.; Wang, H.; Luo, M.; Pan, X.; Ma, Q.; Chen, L. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Quality of Life in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Zhejiang, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2667. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152667

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Jiang T, Zhou X, Wang H, Luo M, Pan X, Ma Q, Chen L. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Quality of Life in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Zhejiang, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(15):2667. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152667

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Jiang, Tingting; Zhou, Xin; Wang, Hui; Luo, Mingyu; Pan, Xiaohong; Ma, Qiaoqin; Chen, Lin. 2019. "Psychosocial Factors Associated with Quality of Life in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Zhejiang, China" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 15: 2667. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16152667

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