QoL was measured with the ACTG SF-21 which was originally adapted from the Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey (MOS-HIV
), a measure with well-established reliability and validity .
The present study was conducted in conjunction with a more in-depth interview for Aboriginals and IDUs; these patients were administered the MOS-HIV first and given $10 for their participation because of the longer duration of the second interview.
We double entered the MOS-HIV questionnaires using EpiData 3.1 and linked patients' MOS-HIV results with their NAHIVP record and current CD4 cell counts and viral load results.
Commentary on using the SF-36 or MOS-HIV
in studies of persons with HIV disease.
Two approaches to measuring quality of life in the HIV/AIDS population: HAT-QoL and MOS-HIV
Qual Life Res 1999;8:515-527.
The Medical Outcomes Study HIV health survey (MOS-HIV) consists of 35 items that measure 10 aspects of health: health perceptions; pain; mental, role, social and cognitive function; mental health; health distress; quality of life; and energy.
The 44 items included in these subscales differ from the MOS-HIV in that they include items that are not HIV/AIDS-specific.
questionnaire (HIV-specific scales adapted from the Medical Outcomes Survey) is a widely used instrument to assess QoL.
As an example, we estimated the EQ-5D index from the MOS-HIV. We used a cross-validation method to evaluate the performance of each statistic method.
In the current analysis, patients were included if they completed both the EQ-5D and MOS-HIV at baseline.
Validar la escala de calidad de vida MOS-HIV (Medical Outcomes Study HIV Health Survey) para su aplicacion en investigacion clinica, en Mexico.
La escala MOS-HIV esta validada para su uso en investigacion, en la poblacion mexicana infectada por el VIH.