Finding meaning in life while living with HIV: validation of a novel HIV meaningfulness scale among HIV-infected participants living in Tennessee

@inproceedings{Audet2015FindingMI,
  title={Finding meaning in life while living with HIV: validation of a novel HIV meaningfulness scale among HIV-infected participants living in Tennessee},
  author={Carolyn M. Audet and Lois J. Wagner and Kenneth A Wallston},
  booktitle={BMC psychology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND People living with HIV who maintain a positive outlook on their future may manage stress better than those who do not, leading to improved coping behaviors and better health outcomes. METHODS While studying 125 HIV+ adults participating in two clinical trials of expressive writing we assessed their HIV-specific meaningfulness of life with a short, unidimensional scale (the HIVMS). RESULTS The HIVMS had a strong Cronbach's alpha (0.80) and acceptable test-retest reliability (0.70… CONTINUE READING