Distress, sleep difficulty, and fatigue in women co-infected with HIV and HPV

Ilona Marion, Michael Antoni, Deidre Pereira, William Wohlgemuth, Mary Ann Fletcher, Trudi Simon, Mary Jo O'Sullivan

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Abstract

Women with HIV infection report elevated and persisting psychosocial distress, sleep difficulty, and fatigue. The objective of this study was to examine psychosocial distress, sleep difficulty, and fatigue in a group of lower socioeconomic status women co-infected with HIV and HPV (N = 60). After controlling for relevant health behavioral and medical variables, multiple regression analyses indicated that greater psychosocial distress was associated with greater fatigue (p < .01), as well as greater sleep difficulty (p < .01). Sleep difficulty partially mediated the relationship between distress and fatigue (Sobel test, z = 2.39, p = .02). Stress management and sleep-based cognitive behavioral intervention approaches may be useful for treating fatigue in these women, possibly through reductions in psychosocial distress and improvements in sleep quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-193
Number of pages14
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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Marion, I., Antoni, M., Pereira, D., Wohlgemuth, W., Fletcher, M. A., Simon, T., & O'Sullivan, M. J. (2009). Distress, sleep difficulty, and fatigue in women co-infected with HIV and HPV. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 7(3), 180-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/15402000902976721