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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Objectives: AIDS is a debilitating chronic infectious disease. Identification of personality characters and hope of HIV- positive patients impacts the improvement of health services. The aim of this research was to evaluate the correlation between the personality characters and hope in HIV- positive patients.
Method: Some 42 HIV-positive patients with available sampling method were selected. Hope questionnaire and NEO-PI-R scale were used for evaluation of personality characters and hope. Data analysis was done via Pearson and multivariate regression analysis.
Results: Data analysis showed independent negative correlation between neuroticism and hope and positive dependent correlation between extroversion and hope.
Conclusion: Only neuroticism can independently predict hope in HIV-positive patients. Neurotic persons are depressive, anxious, irrational, stressful, with guilt feeling. So HIV positive patients with high neuroticism score probably have low hope.