Exploring our understanding of fatigue among adolescents living with HIV: highlighting the unknown

Maria Loades, Ashraf Kagee

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Abstract

Due to antiretroviral therapies, HIV is now a chronic illness rather than a terminal disease. Chronic symptoms, including fatigue, should be identified and managed to prevent or minimise their potential negative consequences. We apply a Symptom Management Model to conceptualise fatigue among adolescents with HIV. In the context of minimal research, we seek to identify a research agenda for resource-constrained contexts, where HIV prevalence remains high and treatment adherence is a significant problem. By better understanding and addressing the symptom of fatigue, treatment adherence, occupational, social and emotional functioning could be improved. We highlight conceptual, methodological and measurement-related caveats.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date19 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • HIV
  • adolescents
  • fatigue
  • symptom management model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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