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Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy.

TitleMarijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCorless, Inge B., Teri Lindgren, William Holzemer, Linda Robinson, Shahnaz Moezzi, Kenn Kirksey, Christopher Coleman, Yun-Fang Tsai, Lucille Sanzero Eller, Mary Jane Hamilton, Elizabeth F. Sefcik, Gladys E. Canaval, Marta Rivero Mendez, Jeanne K. Kemppainen, Eli H. Bunch, Patrice K. Nicholas, Kathleen M. Nokes, Pamela Dole, and Nancy Reynolds
JournalClinical nursing research
Date Published2009 May
KeywordsHIV Infections, Humans, Marijuana Smoking, Phytotherapy, Self Care
AbstractPersons living with HIV/AIDS use self-care for symptom management. This study assesses the use of marijuana as a symptom management approach for six common symptoms for persons living with HIV/AIDS--anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy. This sub-analysis of the efficacy of a symptom management manual encompasses the experiences of participants from sites in the U.S., Africa, and Puerto Rico. Baseline data are analyzed to examine differences in the use and efficacy of marijuana as compared with prescribed and over-the-counter medications as well as the impact on adherence and quality of life.
Alternate JournalClin Nurs Res

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