Improvements in Physical Wellbeing Over the First Two Years on Antiretroviral Therapy in Western Kenya
February 16, 2010
While improvements in physical wellbeing during the first six months of antiretroviral therapy (ART) are well documented, little is known regarding long-term follow-up. The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to assess wellbeing during the first two years on ART among 222 HIV-positive adult tea plantation workers in western Kenya.
During repeat ART clinic visits, the subjects completed a standardized questionnaire. Using a 30-day recall period, participants were asked the number of days when their health was poor and the number of days when pain made their usual activities at work and home difficult to accomplish. Using a seven-day recall period, subjects were asked to assess the severity of body pain, nausea, fatigue, and rash.
02.2010; Vol. 22; No. 2: P. 137-145; Matthew P. Fox and others
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