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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality Of Sleep And Quality Of Life In Adolescents Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
Author: Gazini, Carina Caires
Reimão, Rubens Nelson do Amaral Assis
Rossini, Sueli Regina Gottochilich
Centeville, Maraisa
Mazzola, Tais Nitsch
Vilela, Maria Marluce Dos Santos
Silva, Marcos Tadeu Nolasco da
Abstract: To assess sleep characteristics of adolescents infected by HIV, and to ascertain whether psychosocial aspects are associated to the quality of sleep. A cross-sectional study assessing 102 HIV-infected adolescents of both genders, aged between 10 and 20 years-old and 120 Controls. Data collection was performed by applying the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory. A sleep disturbance prevalence of 77.4% was found in patients, and a 75% prevalence in controls, and there was correlation between quality of sleep and of life. HIV-infected adolescents scored higher for sleep breathing disorders and had higher prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness. HIV-infected adolescents had similar quality of sleep compared to healthy adolescents. This may be explained by the steady improvements in daily living as a result of successful anti-retroviral therapy, and by the vulnerability that affects Brazilian adolescents living in major urban centers.
Subject: Adolescent
Case-control Studies
Cross-sectional Studies
Disorders Of Excessive Somnolence
Hiv Infections
Quality Of Life
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 70, n. 6, p. 422-7, 2012-Jun.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2012
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