Resilience, ageing, and quality of life in long-term diagnosed HIV-infected patients

Carmina R. Fumaz, Aintzane Ayestaran, Nuria Perez-Alvarez, Jose A. Muñoz-Moreno, Jose Moltó, Maria Jose Ferrer, Bonaventura Clotet

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© 2015 Taylor and Francis. Resilience is a predictor of emotional well-being and psychological adjustment in people living with HIV infection. We report the results of a cross-sectional study in which we evaluated resilience and its association with perception of ageing, coping strategies, quality of life, and emotional status in a group of long-term diagnosed HIV-infected patients. The analysis included 151 consecutive participants (57.6% men). Resilience was moderately high to high in 65 (43%) participants, moderately low to moderate in 57 (37.7%), and very low in 29 (19.2%). Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed. Two factors of perception of ageing (good cognitive selfconcept and good subjective perception of social relationships), the use of positive reframing as a coping strategy and better emotional status remained associated with high resilience. Our findings suggest that successful ageing is possible in people living with HIV infection. Resilience seems to play a key role in the ageing process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1396-1403
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Ageing
  • HIV infection
  • Resilience


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