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Fatigue in HIV/AIDS patients with comorbidities.

TitleFatigue in HIV/AIDS patients with comorbidities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCorless, Inge B., Joachim G. Voss, Patrice K. Nicholas, Eli H. Bunch, Catherine A. Bain, Christopher Coleman, Pamela J. Dole, Lucille S. Eller, Mary Jane Hamilton, William L. Holzemer, Jeanne K. Kemppainen, Kenn M. Kirksey, Elizabeth F. Sefcik, Kathy M. Nokes, Yung Fan Tsais, Nancy R. Reynolds, Dean J. Wantland, Chris Mc Gibbon, Sheila M. Davis, Marta Rivero Mendez, and C. P. Valencia
JournalApplied nursing research : ANR
Date Published2008 Aug
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Case-Control Studies, Comorbidity, Fatigue, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Theoretical, Nursing Assessment, Prevalence, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, United States
AbstractFatigue has been identified as a key complaint among patients with HIV/AIDS. Although having more than one disease is expected to increase symptom severity, this relationship has not been explored extensively. We investigated differences in fatigue severity together with the impact of demographic factors and the number of comorbidities and symptoms among patients with and those without comorbidities at 18 international clinical and community sites. Specific comorbidities and the number of symptoms associated with increased fatigue severity. Only by distinguishing fatigue as to its causes and patterns will health care providers be able to intervene specifically and thus more effectively.
Alternate JournalAppl Nurs Res

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