Domains of Life Satisfaction Among Patients Living With HIV: A Factor Analytic Study of the Quality of Life Inventory

This study sought to identify multidimensional factors of life satisfaction in individuals with HIV through a factor analysis of the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), and to examine the relationship of these factors to health-related quality of life, depression, and medication adherence. Four quality of life domains emerged: Achievement, Self-Expression, Environment, and Interpersonal Relationships. QOLI means were substantially lower than the normative means and were significantly related to the SF-12 mental (but not the physical) component summary. Multidimensional assessments of quality of life in HIV may help specify targets sensitive to psychosocial interventions.

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Funding from this project came from several sources including a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Industry Support (Reminders On-Line, Inc.), and a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH R21 66660). The second author was the principal investigator on these three sources of support.

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O`Cleirigh, C., Safren, S.A. Domains of Life Satisfaction Among Patients Living With HIV: A Factor Analytic Study of the Quality of Life Inventory. AIDS Behav 10, 53–58 (2006).

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  • HIV
  • quality of life
  • life satisfaction
  • health related quality of life
  • factor analysis