Depression mediates HIV stigma and medication adherence in men who have sex with men (living with HIV)

Mullens, Amy B. and Strodl, Esben and Fein, Erich ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4119-0130 and Stewart, Lauren and Daken, Kirstie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3631-600X (2016) Depression mediates HIV stigma and medication adherence in men who have sex with men (living with HIV). In: 14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine: Behavioral Medicine: Making an Impact in the Modern World (ICBM 2016), 7-10 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

The study examined whether the relationship between HIV stigma and medication adherence would be mediated by depression and anxiety among men who have sex with men (MSM) whom are living with HIV (PLWH). Participants completed an online survey that measured HIV stigma, medication adherence (using the ARMS) and symptoms of depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9) and anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7). Results indicated depression mediated the association between HIV stigma and medication adherence more strongly than anxiety.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 05:39
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 23:41
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320211 Infectious diseases
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30961

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