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dc.contributor.authorOetzel, John G.
dc.contributor.authorWilcox, Bryan
dc.contributor.authorArchiopoli, Ashley
dc.contributor.authorAvila, Magdalena
dc.contributor.authorHell, Cia
dc.contributor.authorHill, Ricky
dc.contributor.authorMuhammad, Michael
dc.identifier.citationOetzel, J., Wilcox, B., Archiopoli, A., Avila, M., Hell, C., Hill, R., & Muhammad, M. (2014). Social Support and Social Undermining as Explanatory Factors for Health-Related Quality of Life in People Living With HIV/AIDS. Journal of Health Communication, 1-16, published online on 30 January 2014.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to examine the influence of social support (from personal networks and health care providers) and social undermining (from personal networks) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL; general health perceptions, physical functioning, and depression). Specifically, the authors aimed to identify the nature of the effects (direct, mediating, or moderating) of social support and social undermining on HRQOL. A total of 344 people living with HIV/AIDS and who were patients in a federally funded clinic in New Mexico completed a self-report survey questionnaire. The major findings of this study are the following: (a) social support and social undermining had direct and indirect effects on HRQOL—there was no evidence of a moderating effect of social support and social undermining; (b) for direct effects, social undermining was a stronger predictor of HRQOL than social support with social support variables having positive relations and social undermining variables having negative relations with HRQOL; and (c) for indirect effects, providers' social support partially mediated the influence of unstable employment/unemployment and social undermining on HRQOL.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Health Communication
dc.titleSocial support and social undermining as explanatory factors for health-related quality of life in people living with HIV/AIDSen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.anzsrcsocial supporten_NZ

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