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Depression, Suicidal Ideation Effect on Quality of Life in HIV/AIDS Patient's and Normal Population: A Comparative Study


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The aim of the present study is to see depression, suicidal ideation effect on quality of life in HIV/AIDS patients and normal population. Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a global health problem which has brought new dimensions to some of the already complex issues threatening India. We all know the impact HIV/AIDS has had on the World, but what people don't realize is the impact it is having on other serious health issues in the country. Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric co morbidity and a common cause of significant morbidity among people with HIV infection. Suicidality may be the direct physiological result of HIV, a reaction to chronic pain, an emotional reaction to having a chronic and life-threatening illness. Quality of life is a phrase used to refer to an individual's total wellbeing. The sample size of the study is 30 HIV/AIDS patients and 30 normal populations. The tools used for assessing the variables are beck depression inventory (BDI), WHO quality of life (WHOOL-BRIEF), suicidal ideation scale (SIS).

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Depression, Suicide, Quality of Life, HIV/AIDS.
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Authors

Ashok Parashar
Postgraduate Institute of Behavioural & edical Sciences, Manopchar, Chhattisgarh, India
Charu Shila Kadu
Postgraduate Institute of Behavioural & edical Sciences, Manopchar, Chhattisgarh, India
J. Mahto
Postgraduate Institute of Behavioural & edical Sciences, Manopchar, Chhattisgarh, India

Abstract


The aim of the present study is to see depression, suicidal ideation effect on quality of life in HIV/AIDS patients and normal population. Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a global health problem which has brought new dimensions to some of the already complex issues threatening India. We all know the impact HIV/AIDS has had on the World, but what people don't realize is the impact it is having on other serious health issues in the country. Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric co morbidity and a common cause of significant morbidity among people with HIV infection. Suicidality may be the direct physiological result of HIV, a reaction to chronic pain, an emotional reaction to having a chronic and life-threatening illness. Quality of life is a phrase used to refer to an individual's total wellbeing. The sample size of the study is 30 HIV/AIDS patients and 30 normal populations. The tools used for assessing the variables are beck depression inventory (BDI), WHO quality of life (WHOOL-BRIEF), suicidal ideation scale (SIS).

Keywords


Depression, Suicide, Quality of Life, HIV/AIDS.