Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy

Inge B. Corless, 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, Nancy Reynolds

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Abstract

Persons 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-193
Number of pages22
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Marijuana
  • Symptom management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Corless, I. B., Lindgren, T., Holzemer, W., Robinson, L., Moezzi, S., Kirksey, K., Coleman, C., Tsai, Y. F., Sanzero Eller, L., Hamilton, M. J., Sefcik, E. F., Canaval, G. E., Rivero Mendez, M., Kemppainen, J. K., Bunch, E. H., Nicholas, P. K., Nokes, K. M., Dole, P., & Reynolds, N. (2009). Marijuana effectiveness as an HIV self-care strategy. Clinical Nursing Research, 18(2), 172-193. https://doi.org/10.1177/1054773809334958