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ALEXANDRE, Herta de Oliveira; GALVAO, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz  and  CUNHA, Gilmara Holanda da. Quality of life and nursing diagnoses of women with AIDS. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.48, pp.121-150.  Epub Oct 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To evaluate the quality of life and the nursing diagnoses of women with AIDS.


Cross-sectional study involving 70 women with AIDS in outpatient follow-up. The sociodemographic and clinical form and the Brazilian version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life - HIV instrument were used for data collection. Nursing diagnoses were determined according to NANDA-I Taxonomy II. The analysis was performed using the Software Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 18.


The majority of women were 18 to 59 years old (98.6%), heterosexual (97.2%) and had an undetectable viral load (54.3%). They presented intermediate quality of life in all domains of the scale and 14 nursing diagnoses were found, especially the Pattern of Ineffective Sexuality, Fear and Death Related Anxiety.


Women with AIDS presented intermediate quality of life, requiring integral and holistic nursing care.

Keywords : Quality of life; HIV; Nursing diagnosis.

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