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Factors distinguishing employed from unemployed people in the Positive Health Study.
AIDS. 2007 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:S37-42.AIDS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To identify predictors of unemployment among Australian people living with HIV/AIDS.

DESIGN

A longitudinal cohort of Australian men living with HIV/AIDS.

METHODS

Participants were separated into two groups, currently working versus currently unemployed. The two groups were compared on a range of factors related to physical health, mental health and sociodemographic variables. Each family of variables was reduced to a set of best predictors, and multivariate log binomial regression was used to identify the predictors of unemployment.

RESULTS

Unemployment was more likely among those who experienced HIV/AIDS-related illness, scored higher on the Kessler scale of psychological distress and were older. There was a lower likelihood of unemployment among those who had better self-rated health, had been living with HIV/AIDS for a shorter period and who had a tertiary education.

CONCLUSION

These findings indicate that unemployment among people living with HIV/AIDS is best understood within a combined social and medical context. Interventions that acknowledge the differences in age and education that contribute to unemployment would improve employment prospects among people living with HIV/AIDS.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Centre in HIV Social Research, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17159585

Citation

Fogarty, Andrea S., et al. "Factors Distinguishing Employed From Unemployed People in the Positive Health Study." AIDS (London, England), vol. 21 Suppl 1, 2007, pp. S37-42.
Fogarty AS, Zablotska I, Rawstorne P, et al. Factors distinguishing employed from unemployed people in the Positive Health Study. AIDS. 2007;21 Suppl 1:S37-42.
Fogarty, A. S., Zablotska, I., Rawstorne, P., Prestage, G., & Kippax, S. C. (2007). Factors distinguishing employed from unemployed people in the Positive Health Study. AIDS (London, England), 21 Suppl 1, S37-42.
Fogarty AS, et al. Factors Distinguishing Employed From Unemployed People in the Positive Health Study. AIDS. 2007;21 Suppl 1:S37-42. PubMed PMID: 17159585.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Factors distinguishing employed from unemployed people in the Positive Health Study. AU - Fogarty,Andrea S, AU - Zablotska,Iryna, AU - Rawstorne,Patrick, AU - Prestage,Garrett, AU - Kippax,Susan C, PY - 2006/12/13/pubmed PY - 2007/5/23/medline PY - 2006/12/13/entrez SP - S37 EP - 42 JF - AIDS (London, England) JO - AIDS VL - 21 Suppl 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of unemployment among Australian people living with HIV/AIDS. DESIGN: A longitudinal cohort of Australian men living with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: Participants were separated into two groups, currently working versus currently unemployed. The two groups were compared on a range of factors related to physical health, mental health and sociodemographic variables. Each family of variables was reduced to a set of best predictors, and multivariate log binomial regression was used to identify the predictors of unemployment. RESULTS: Unemployment was more likely among those who experienced HIV/AIDS-related illness, scored higher on the Kessler scale of psychological distress and were older. There was a lower likelihood of unemployment among those who had better self-rated health, had been living with HIV/AIDS for a shorter period and who had a tertiary education. CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that unemployment among people living with HIV/AIDS is best understood within a combined social and medical context. Interventions that acknowledge the differences in age and education that contribute to unemployment would improve employment prospects among people living with HIV/AIDS. SN - 0269-9370 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17159585/Factors_distinguishing_employed_from_unemployed_people_in_the_Positive_Health_Study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.aids.0000255083.69846.59 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -