SHCS 761 Physical activity in HIV patients over time

Juliane Schäfer

Status: completed Duration: Sep 2014 - Sep 2016

The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors is high in patients infected with HIV. While there is growing evidence that physical activity is safe and effective in improving cardiorespiratory fitness, metabolic profile and quality of life among patients with HIV, it is however not certain how physically active patients with HIV are. The aim of this study is to provide population-based estimates of the level of physical activity in patients with HIV and to show whether this level is changing over time. The average level of physical activity over time will be estimated for subgroups based on age, gender, stage of infection and CD4 cell count and will be explored with summary statistics and graphs.

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