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Spirituality and Will to Live in Patients With HIV/AIDS

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00122902
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2006
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date July 19, 2005
First Posted Date July 22, 2005
Last Update Posted Date August 18, 2006
Study Start Date February 2002
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Spirituality and Will to Live in Patients With HIV/AIDS
Official Title Spirituality and Will to Live in Patients With HIV/AIDS
Brief Summary This study is assessing the extent of spirituality in patients with HIV/AIDS and will determine the relationship between spirituality, health status, and the will to live.
Detailed Description

Approximately 1,000,000 Americans have HIV/AIDS. Although advances in treatment have made HIV/AIDS a relatively manageable chronic disease, the disease can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Surprisingly, research has found that some HIV/AIDS patients feel that their life is better than it was before they had HIV/AIDS. Many of these patients show a strong will to live and often express a preference for longevity over quality of life. Patients who prefer longevity often ascribe their feeling to spiritual growth, or finding a meaning to life. This study is examining the spiritual beliefs of HIV/AIDS patients and will determine the relationship between spirituality, health status, and the will to live.

The study consists of interviews with HIV/AIDS patients from Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. who have been interviewed twice over 12 to 18 months. During the interviews, participants completed self-report scales to assess their quality of life, life satisfaction, concerns about medication, trust in their health care providers, depressive symptoms, self-esteem, optimism, and various clinical and demographic variables. Participants were also asked about their spiritual well-being; spiritual beliefs; spiritual, religious, and social support; and overall functioning.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Not Provided
Study Population Not Provided
Condition HIV Infections
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

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Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Enrollment
 (submitted: July¬†19,¬†2005)
350
Original Enrollment Same as current
Study Completion Date February 2004
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of HIV or AIDS

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00122902
Other Study ID Numbers R01AT001147-01( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
PRS Account National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Verification Date August 2006