Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Informing the measurement of wellbeing among young people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa for policy evaluations: a mixed-methods systematic review

Govindasamy, Darshini, Seeley, Janet, Olaru, Ioana D., Wiyeh, Alison, Mathews, Catherine and Ferrari, Giulia (2020) Informing the measurement of wellbeing among young people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa for policy evaluations: a mixed-methods systematic review. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 18 (1). ISSN 1477-7525

[img] Text (Informing the measurement of wellbeing among young people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa for policy evaluations) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (3MB)

Identification Number: 10.1186/s12955-020-01352-w

Abstract

Young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are at high risk of having a poor quality of life. Addressing wellbeing explicitly within HIV/AIDS policies could assist mitigation efforts. However, guidance on wellbeing measures to evaluate policies for YPLHIV is scarce. The aims of this mixed-methods review were to identify: i) key dimensions of wellbeing and ii) wellbeing measures that align to these dimensions among YPLHIV (15-24 years) in SSA. We searched six social science and medical databases, including grey literature. We included studies that examined correlates and lived experiences of wellbeing, among YPLHIV in SSA, from January 2000 to May 2019. Two reviewers independently screened abstracts and full texts and assessed methodological quality of included articles. We analysed quantitative and qualitative data using descriptive and meta-ethnographic approaches, respectively. Thereafter, we integrated findings using a framework approach. We identified 6527 citations. Of these, 10 quantitative and 30 qualitative studies were included. Being male, higher educational status, less stigma and more social support were likely correlates of wellbeing. Themes that shaped experiences suggestive of wellbeing were: 1) acceptance and belonging - stigma, social support; 2) coping; 3) standard of living. Our final synthesis found that the following dimensions potentially characterise wellbeing: self-acceptance, belonging, autonomy; positive relations, environmental mastery, purpose in life. Wellbeing for YPLHIV is multi-dimensional and relational. Relevant measures include the Personal Wellbeing Index, Ryff's Psychological Wellbeing Scale and Mental Health Continuum Short Form. However, psychometric evaluations of these scales among YPLHIV in SSA are needed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Economics
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 09:18
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 10:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105294

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics