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TitlePeripheral neuropathy and quality of life of adults living with HIV/AIDS in Rulindo District in Rwanda.
AuthorJuvenal, Biraguma.
SubjectHuman Immunodeficiency Virus
Subject Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Subject Distal symmetrical polyneuropathy
Subject Quality of life
Subject People living with HIV/AIDS
Subject Rwanda.
TypeThesis and dissertation
AbstractPeripheral neuropathy (PN) is a common neurological complication occurring in the asymptomatic and symptomatic stages of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) infection. The pain and other symptoms caused by PN can impair functional ability and limit physical activity that could affect quality of life (QoL). Additionally, studies done on quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS have shown that, HIV-related neurological syndromes, including PN, significantly reduce QoL. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy amongst and the quality of life of adults living with HIV/AIDS attending the out-patient clinic at Rutongo Hospital in Rulindo District in Rwanda.