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This descriptive research aimed to compare health behaviors between people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy who are with and without metabolic syndrome. A sample of 230 people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy was recruited at a tertiary care hospital. Data were collected using two sets of questionnaires including health and personal information form, and health behaviors questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and independent t-test were used for data analysis.
The findings revealed that the participants had fair overall health behaviors. It was found that the health responsibility is good mean while the physical activity, psychosocial, and health behaviors are fair. However, nutritional health behaviors are relatively poor. Nutritional health behaviors were significantly different between people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy with and without metabolic syndrome (t = 2.169, p <.05). Health behaviors in terms of physical activity, psychosocial as well as overall health behaviors were not significantly different between those with and without metabolic syndrome.
These findings will be beneficial for healthcare providers. Enhancing health promoting behaviors among people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy should focus on good nutritional health to prevent metabolic syndrome.
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