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Health Values and Spirituality in Veterans With HIV/AIDS

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NCT00057109
First Posted: March 28, 2003
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
March 27, 2003
March 28, 2003
April 7, 2015
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Health Values and Spirituality in Veterans With HIV/AIDS
Health Values and Spirituality in Veterans With HIV/AIDS
We have previously shown that: 1) time tradeoff utilities for current health are high, indicating that patients have a strong will to live; 2) half of patients felt that their life was better now than before they were HIV-infected; and 3) certain non-health-related factors such as spirituality and concern and love for one�s children correlated with health values and a sense that life has improved.

Background:

We have previously shown that: 1) time tradeoff utilities for current health are high, indicating that patients have a strong will to live; 2) half of patients felt that their life was better now than before they were HIV-infected; and 3) certain non-health-related factors such as spirituality and concern and love for one�s children correlated with health values and a sense that life has improved.

Objectives:

1) To assess health values of veterans and non-veterans with HIV/AIDS; 2) To characterize spirituality in patients with HIV/AIDS; 3) To derive a power function relating health ratings to utilities; and 4) To assess whether society assigns higher values to health states for veterans than for non-veterans.

Methods:

We interviewed 100 representative veterans with HIV/AIDS from the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh VAMCs and, concurrently, 350 non-veterans with HIV/AIDS from Cincinnati and Washington, DC, twice over 12-18 months. The patient questionnaire included clinical and demographic data; health values measures; a question comparing life now with life before being infected with HIV; and measures of health status/health concerns, HIV symptoms, depressive symptoms, spirituality/religion, adherence, social support, self-esteem, and optimism. We also assessed how medical house officers rate and value the health state of a hypothetical patient with congestive heart failure, identified either as a 72-year-old veteran or merely as a 72-year-old male.

Status:

Data collection completed ahead of schedule. Several manuscripts published with others to be submitted soon.

Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
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  • Quality of Life
  • HIV
  • Spirituality
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Group 1

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Completed
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June 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

Adults with HIV/AIDS

Exclusion Criteria:

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT00057109
ECI 01-195
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VA Office of Research and Development
VA Office of Research and Development
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Principal Investigator: Joel Tsevat, MD MPH Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
VA Office of Research and Development
December 2005