Canada: Home Is Where the HAART Is -- An Examination of Factors Affecting Neighborhood Perceptions Among People With HIV/AIDS on Antiretroviral Therapy
May 31, 2011
Among a population of patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in British Columbia, the current research evaluated how neighborhood perceptions are influenced by socio-economic factors including food security and stable housing. "Understanding the neighborhood perceptions of individuals living with HIV in urban and nonurban areas may help identify potential barriers to uptake and effectiveness of therapy," the authors wrote.
An interviewer-administered survey was used to document patients' neighborhood perceptions, quality of life, and socio-demographic data. Previously defined scales were used to evaluate perceptions of neighborhood problems, neighborhood cohesion, and relative standard of living. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were applied to identify associations with neighborhood perceptions, food security and stable housing.
02..2011; Vol. 23; No. 2: P. 245-251; Krisztina Vasarhelyi; Eirikka K. Brandson; Alexis K. Palmer; Kimberly A. Fernandes; Wendy Zhang; David M. Moore; Julio S.G. Montaner; Robert S. Hogg
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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