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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Quality Of Sleep And Quality Of Life In Adolescents Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus [qualidade Do Sono E Qualidade De Vida Em Adolescentes Infectados Pelo Vírus Da Imunodeficiência Humana]|
da Silva M.T.N.
|Abstract:||Objectives: To assess sleep characteristics of adolescents infected by HIV, and to ascertain whether psychosocial aspects are associated to the quality of sleep. Methods: 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. Results: 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. Conclusions: 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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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