Quality of life among people treated for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

D. W. Dowdy, G. Israel, V. Vellozo, V. Saraceni, S. Cohn, S. Cavalcante, R. E. Chaisson, J. E. Golub, B. Durovni

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We measured quality of life (QOL) among individuals receiving treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV; n = 45), active tuberculosis (TB; n = 44) and both TB and HIV (n = 9) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Active treated TB was associated with lower physical health (absolute decrease of 0.95 standard deviation in summary score), but not mental health, among people being treated for HIV. Visual analogue scale scores were similar across all three populations, and corresponded closely to standard disability weights used in the literature. Among patients receiving treatment, those with HIV, active TB and both conditions together appear to have similar QOL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Brazil
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Quality of life
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Quality of life among people treated for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this