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Quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS in Estonia.

TitleQuality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS in Estonia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRüütel, Kristi, Anneli Uusküla, Anastassia Minossenko, and Helle-Mai Loit
JournalCentral European journal of public health
Date Published2008 Sep
KeywordsAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adolescent, Estonia, Female, HIV Long-Term Survivors, Humans, Male, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Social Class, Substance Abuse, Intravenous, Unemployment, Young Adult
AbstractThe assessment of quality of life is central to understanding how people's lives are affected by HIV infection. Estonia--the smallest of three Baltic countries--has experienced massive outbreak of HIV infection. Yet, little is known about the quality of life of HIV infected people in Estonia. The purposes of the present study were to adapt the World Health Organization's Quality of life HIV instrument (WHOQoL-HIV) into Estonian setting and to assess the quality of life in a sample of HIV-infected persons in Estonia.
Alternate JournalCent. Eur. J. Public Health

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