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abedinia N, Rasoolinajad M, Noorbala A A, Mohraz M, Moradmand B. Effect of Mental Health, Coping Mechanisms and Stigma on Risky Behaviors in HIV Positive Patients in Iran - a Cross-Sectional Study. RJMS. 2017; 24 (159)
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4685-en.html

ph.d student Tehran uiniversity Medical science
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Background & Aims: Unfortunately during the past years is reported velocity and acceleration of HIV infection, especially through high-risk sexual relations. In this study, were examined the effect of stigma, mental health and coping mechanisms on risky behaviors in HIV-positive patients. Methods & Materials: This study is a cross-sectional study. By using available sampling method were enrolled 450 HIV-positive patients of behavioral and infectious disease clinic Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran. The data collected included demographic questionnaires Berger Scale Stigma, General Health-28 Questionnaire, Lazarus coping strategies questionnaire (WOCQ), respectively. To analyze the data were used independent t-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation. Results: Mental health, stigma and coping mechanisms of avoidance and escape is associated with risky behaviors (p<0.05) and rate stigma is more in women and mental health is lower in this group compared with men. Conclusion: Psychological interventions may be effective in improving mental health and reducing risk behaviors.

     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical Psychiatry

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