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Zanko J Med Sci 2017, 18(57): 1-10 Back to browse issues page
Comparing Family Structure (Cohesion and flexibility) in HIV Positive and HIV Negative Individuals
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Backgrounds and Aim: Family, plays a prominent role in the tendency of people toward risky behaviors which results in acquiring infectious diseases. In this paper, we aimed to compare family structure of HIV positive individuals with HIV negative individuals.
Material and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, We recruited 147 HIV positive individuals who referred to Imam Khomeini hospital and 149 HIV negative individuals from Tehran since 2014 to 2015. In the present study, Family Adaptability and cohesion evaluation (FACES-IV) were used to assess family function. The authors conducted multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) using SPSS software.
Results: There was a meaningful difference between two groups in cohesion, flexibility, disengaged, enmeshed, rigid and chaotic. (p<0.001) which showed the differences between the family function of HIV positive and HIV negative individuals.
Conclusion: We conclude that regarding the differences in family function of HIV positive and HIV negative people, family function must be considered as an important factor in HIV prevention and treatment.


Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Family Cohesion, Family structure, Family Flexibility.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/02/10 | Accepted: 2017/04/30 | Published: 2017/09/21
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Comparing Family Structure (Cohesion and flexibility) in HIV Positive and HIV Negative Individuals. Zanko J Med Sci. 2017; 18 (57) :1-10
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