Influence of Information Behaviour On the Quality of Life of Women Living with HIV in South-West, Nigeria

Influence of Information Behaviour On the Quality of Life of Women Living with HIV in South-West, Nigeria

Author by Prof. Christiana Sowunmi

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Scientific And Research Publications

Volume/Edition: 10

Language: English

Pages: 629 - 636

Abstract

Abstract- Human immune-deficiency virus infection continues to ravage human lives globally. Women, continue to experience higher new infection rate, morbidity, mortality and their quality of life (QoL) is adversely in various dimensions for which they need adequate information behaviour. This study investigated the influence of information behaviour on the quality of life of women living with HIV and receiving HAART. Data was collected from three study centers, using a self- developed questionnaire with a reliability index of 0.85. Average weighted mean of (x=2.61) showed a generally good quality of life. Respondents’ information behaviour with average weighted mean of 2.31 which fell below the criterion mean of 2.5. Information behaviour had a significant, overall influence on the Quality of Life of WLH (Adj. R2 =0.131 F(3, 319) = 17.243, p<0 xss=removed xss=removed xss=removed xss=removed xss=removed>


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