Temperament traits, coping style and trauma symptoms in HIV+ men and women

Marcin Rzeszutek, Włodzimierz Oniszczenko, Ewa Firląg-Burkacka
  • AIDS Care, September 2012, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2012.687819

HIV/AIDS and PTSD

What is it about?

This article presents a study of relations between temperament traits and coping style, and intensity of trauma symptoms in HIV+ men and women. The study was run on 310 HIV + individuals (157 men and 153 women) in or not in the AIDS phase.Coping style and some temperament traits had the greatest effect on intensity of trauma symptoms.

Why is it important?

Better understanding of the role of psychosocial factors determining the level PTSD symptoms among HIV/AIDS patients will help to develop more effective methods of psychotherapy for such people, methods which take their specific personality patterns into consideration.

The following have contributed to this page: Marcin Rzeszutek and W?odzimierz Oniszczenko