Measuring Mental Health with the SRQ-20 in Patients Living with HIV Followed at the Point-G University Hospital
Kamate E1*, Diakite A2, Diallo K3, Cisse T1, BA BS1, Ouologuem D1, Magassouba O1, Sogoba D1, Samake K1, Coulibay S4, Minta DK1
1Psychologist Infectious Diseases Department of Point G University Hospital, Bamako, Mali
2Radiotherapy Department, Hospital of Mali, Mali
3Health Sciences Training and Research Unit, Assane Seck University of Ziguinchor, Senegal
4Department of Psychiatry, CHU Point-G Bamako, Mali
*Corresponding Author: Kamate E, Psychologist Infectious Diseases Department of Point G University Hospital, Bamako, Mali.
March 21, 2023; Published: April 06, 2023
Introduction/Objectives: Despite the indisputable effectiveness of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment today, people living with HIV are still at increased risk of developing mental health disorders in resource-limited countries. Our work aimed to reduce the prevalence of mental health among patients living with HIV followed at the CHU du Point-G.
Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study through prospective recruitment from August to December 2022 in HIV patients. The patients who accepted, benefited from an individual interview through a questionnaire containing the SRQ-20 French version.
Results: A total of 122 patients were enrolled, of which 55.74% were women. The mean age was 42.60 ± 11.55 years with extremes at 22 and 73 years. The mean duration on ARV treatment was 9.11 ± 5.35 years. The predominant occupations were housewives (30.1%), shopkeepers (22.8%) and teachers (8.9%). The prevalence of positive results for SRQ-20 was estimated to be 61.5% (95% CI 52.72-70.23; 75 cases) with apredominance of women (57.33%).
Conclusion: The results of our study show that there is an urgent need to address the issue of mental health in the context of HIV/AIDS in Mali today.
Keywords: SRQ-20; HIV; PHAs; Point G
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