PozQoL used as an outcome measure in South Korean study

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Together with ViiV Healthcare, Yonsei University and Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, used PozQoL in their research with people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Their study looked at cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for PLHIV:

  • Delivered by nurses
  • Focusing on treatment adherence and depression

They hoped to demonstrate that such therapy:

  • Was effective and acceptable
  • Helped decrease symptoms of depression
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased the impact of stigma
  • Improved adherence to HIV treatment

PozQoL was one of the outcome measures used in the study.

Dr Duncan Short delivered an update on some of the study’s early findings at the AIDS2020 Conference, and the project published the results of their study in 2022.

About Duncan and his work

At the time of writing, Duncan Short was Director, Global Implementation Science at ViiV Healthcare. ViiV Healthcare is an independent HIV company, committed to delivering innovative new options for the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS.

This story was updated on 17 July 2023