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dc.contributor.authorBova, Carol A.
dc.contributor.authorBurwick, Tobey Nestor
dc.contributor.authorQuinones, Maritza
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:04.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:16:53Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:16:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-15
dc.date.submitted2008-06-16
dc.identifier.citationJ Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2008 Jan-Feb;19(1):58-65. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2007.10.003">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn1055-3290 (Print)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jana.2007.10.003
dc.identifier.pmid18191769
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/34426
dc.description.abstractWomen face many challenges as they adjust to life with HIV infection. This report describes the results of a program designed to assist HIV-infected women to reframe negative meanings associated with HIV infection and adjust to HIV infection. The idea for the Positive Life Skills (PLS) workshop emerged from the results of a study of adjustment to chronic illness among HIV-infected women, guided by the cognitive appraisal model of stress and coping. Small-group sessions (6-15 women) met weekly for 10 consecutive weeks to identify and dialogue about personal and group learning needs. Women explored the power of art, science, and alternative therapies as venues for reframing the meaning of HIV in their lives. The workshop participants included 187 HIV-infected women (mean age, 39 years; range, 23-62 years). Responses from the workshop participants over a 6-year time frame suggested that the PLS workshop was effective at increasing antiretroviral adherence, improving mental well-being, and reducing stress.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2007.10.003
dc.subject*Adaptation, Psychological
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subject*Attitude to Health
dc.subjectChronic Disease
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectFocus Groups
dc.subjectHIV Infections
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMassachusetts
dc.subjectMental Health
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectNeeds Assessment
dc.subjectNegativism
dc.subjectNursing Evaluation Research
dc.subjectNursing Methodology Research
dc.subjectPatient Education as Topic
dc.subjectPower (Psychology)
dc.subjectProgram Evaluation
dc.subjectQuestionnaires
dc.subjectSelf Care
dc.subjectSelf-Help Groups
dc.subjectStress, Psychological
dc.subject*Women
dc.subjectNursing
dc.subjectPublic Health and Community Nursing
dc.titleImproving women's adjustment to HIV infection: results of the Positive Life Skills Workshop Project
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleThe Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC
dc.source.volume19
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsn_pp/10
dc.identifier.contextkey531225
html.description.abstract<p>Women face many challenges as they adjust to life with HIV infection. This report describes the results of a program designed to assist HIV-infected women to reframe negative meanings associated with HIV infection and adjust to HIV infection. The idea for the Positive Life Skills (PLS) workshop emerged from the results of a study of adjustment to chronic illness among HIV-infected women, guided by the cognitive appraisal model of stress and coping. Small-group sessions (6-15 women) met weekly for 10 consecutive weeks to identify and dialogue about personal and group learning needs. Women explored the power of art, science, and alternative therapies as venues for reframing the meaning of HIV in their lives. The workshop participants included 187 HIV-infected women (mean age, 39 years; range, 23-62 years). Responses from the workshop participants over a 6-year time frame suggested that the PLS workshop was effective at increasing antiretroviral adherence, improving mental well-being, and reducing stress.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathgsn_pp/10
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Nursing
dc.source.pages58-65


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