Balance as an assessment of health-related quality of life in people living with HIV

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Title: Balance as an assessment of health-related quality of life in people living with HIV
Authors: Quiles, Norberto N. | Rosario, Martin | Ortiz, Alexis
Keywords: Standing balance | HIV dementia | HRQoL
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2019, 14(2): 492-499. doi:10.14198/jhse.2019.142.20
Abstract: Background: Balance and cognitive decline are impairments in people living with HIV (PLWH). These impairments predispose to fall-related injuries, affecting health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study assessed standing balance and cognition after a three-month fitness program and its relationship to HRQoL. Methods: Fifty-four PLWH participating in a community-based fitness program participated in this study. Standing balance with eyes open and eyes closed was measured with a pressure mat. Cognition was assessed using the HIV dementia scale (HDS), while the Functional Assessment of HIV Infection (FAHI) was used as a measure of HRQoL. Paired t-tests compared balance values while linear regression explored the association between balance and HDS scores with HRQoL. Results: Balance values with eyes open improved significantly (p=0.04). Linear regression showed a significant association between the three predictors and HRQoL (r = .50; p = .017). Conclusions: Standing balance and mental status play a significant role in HRQoL in PLWH.
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ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2019.142.20
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
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