Time Perspective and Quality of Life in Persons Living with HIV in the Brazilian Context

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DENIZE CRISTINA OLIVEIRA http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0830-0935 Hellen Pollyanna Mantelo Cecilio http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6597-432X Themis Apostolidis http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3549-5547 Tadeu Lessa da Costa http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2771-5551 Rodrigo Leite Hipólito http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2439-7626 Daniela Sousa Oliveira http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9647-933X Juliana Pereira Domingues http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0966-4992 Renata Lacerda Marques Stefaisk http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5592-7565 Yndira Ita Machado http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0692-7299 Antonio Marcos Tosoli Gomes http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2692-9243 Sergio Correa Marques http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2597-4875


Background: Time perspective can be an important variable for the understanding the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.


Aims: The objective was to examine the relation between quality of life and time perspective among persons living with HIV receiving care from public health services in Brazil.


Methods: Data were collected at four public health services in Brazil. Hierarchical regression analyses were then performed for each of six quality of life domains.


Results: The subscales associated with high quality of life in physical and level of independence domains were low past-negative and high future orientation; psychological and environmental domains were low past-negative, high past-positive and high future orientations; social relations domain were high past-positive and high future orientations; and spirituality, religion and personal beliefs domain was low past-negative orientation.


Conclusion: The hypothesis that time constructs have implications for the experience of the disease and for evaluation of quality of life was proven determined by positive orientations like future and past-positive and past-negative orientation.


Keywords: quality of life; time perspective; health-related quality of life; time perception; AIDS.

Keywords: quality of life, time perspective, health-related quality of life, time perception, AIDS

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OLIVEIRA, DENIZE CRISTINA et al. Time Perspective and Quality of Life in Persons Living with HIV in the Brazilian Context. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 11, nov. 2022. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/3251>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v10i11.3251.
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