Body image in middle-aged HIV-infected and uninfected women

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We assessed factors associated with negative body image among 225 HIV-infected and 207 uninfected women. Standardized interviews obtained sociodemographic data and elicited agreement with the statement: 'Overall I am satisfied with my body shape'. Height and weight were measured. Overall, 39% of the women were obese and 47% had a negative body image. Factors independently associated with negative body image were HIV-infection, BMI, and depression. Given the high prevalence of obesity and negative body image, interventions aimed at assisting women with weight loss are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-1003
Number of pages6
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

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Body image in middle-aged HIV-infected and uninfected women. / Sharma, Anjali; Howard, A. A.; Schoenbaum, Ellie; Buono, D.; Webber, Mayris P.

In: AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, Vol. 18, No. 8, 01.11.2006, p. 998-1003.

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