Journal Title

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Background: Clients with HIV infection have been conceptualized as a resilient population. Although a few studies have documented resilience among clients with HIV infection, a theory of resilience in the context of HIV infection has not been developed. The purpose of this study was to describe the process by which resilience occurs in the context of HIV infection.

Method: Grounded theory methodology was used to sample and analyze data from 15 qualitative interviews with adults with HIV infection. Data were collected until data saturation

was reached.

Results: A new theory, Motivation, Management, and Mastery, that describes the process by which resilience occurs in the context of HIV infection emerged from the data.

Conclusion: Many clients living with HIV infection are resilient despite the physical, psychological, and social challenges of this chronic illness. Nursing interventions to promote resilience among clients with HIV infection should be directed toward identification of client motivation factors and disease management strategies that may influence health outcomes of people living with HIV infection.

Subjects

HIV (Viruses)--Nursing; HIV (Viruses)--Psychological aspects; HIV (Viruses)--Research; Resilience (Personality trait); Motivation (Psychology)--Research

Publication Information

© Vermeesch, Amber, Et al.

Archived version is the accepted manuscript.

Citation: De Santis, J. P., Florom-Smith, A., Vermeesch, A. L., and Barroso, S. (2013). Motivation, Management, and Mastery: A Theory of Resilience in the Context of HIV Infection. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19(1), 36-46.

DOI

10.1177/1078390312474096

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Document Type

Journal Article

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