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Lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors in people living with HIV/AIDS in Ribeirão Preto - SP

Grant number: 14/26843-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Infectious Diseases Nursing
Principal researcher:Renata Karina Reis
Grantee:Marcela Antonini
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has resulted in a more effective control of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), immunity restoration and reduction of morbidity and mortality, turning AIDS into a chronic condition, controllable through the use of these drugs. In this context, evidence of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in these individuals. In Brazil, the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in this population, particularly in the context of nursing care is still incipient. Thus, this paper aims to analyze the lifestyle and cardiovascular risk of people living with HIV/AIDS. This is a cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach to be held in a center specialized care for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ribeirão Preto - SP. The tools for assessment of cardiovascular risk, evaluation of healthy eating and sociodemographic characteristics, clinical and behavioral be used. For the analysis of the data will be used frequency tables for the variables and descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation) for continuous variables. Will be using the chi-square test for association analysis of the variables: food, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and cardiovascular risk factors. The work was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing Committee, as Resolution 466/2012, on the advice of No. 794,563/2014. Thus, we expect to identify the lifestyle, and describe the relationship between them and the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors and not modifiable people living with HIV/AIDS, so that nurses and other health professionals to systematize its assistance, preventing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in this population.

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