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  1. Use of primary caretakers as proxies to measure the health care needs of patients with AIDS.

    Article - En anglais

    This study evaluated the validity of patient-proxy responses to the Healthcare Needs Scale for Patients with HIV/AIDS.

    This scale measures environmental and psychosocial support, financial resources, health behaviors, social support, and health management.

    A sample of 35 patients with HIV/AIDS and their primary caretakers was selected from a hospital inpatient AIDS unit in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1990 and 1992.

    The significance of discrepancies between the patient and caretaker responses was tested with Wilcoxon's matched pairs/signed ranks test.

    None of the 19 scale items exhibited a significant Z statistic.

    It was concluded that the primary caretakers of PWAs can serve as informed proxies and provide accurate information on the patients'healthcare needs.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Besoin, Malade, Autoévaluation, Evaluation, Milieu familial, Etude comparative, Soin, Méthode étude, Echelle évaluation, Validation, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Aidant

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Need, Patient, Self evaluation, Evaluation, Family environment, Comparative study, Care, Investigation method, Evaluation scale, Validation, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0280135

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.