Sexual relationship power and malnutrition among HIV-positive women in rural uganda

Mark J. Siedner, Alexander C. Tsai, Shari Dworkin, Nozmo F B Mukiibi, Nneka I. Emenyonu, Peter W. Hunt, Jessica E. Haberer, Jeffrey N. Martin, David Bangsberg, Sheri D. Weiser

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Abstract

Inequality within partner relationships is associated with HIV acquisition and gender violence, but little is known about more pervasive effects on women's health. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of associations between sexual relationship power and nutritional status among women in Uganda. Participants completed questionnaires and anthropometric measurements. We assessed sexual relationship power using the Sexual Relationship Power Scale (SRPS). We performed logistic regression to test for associations between sexual relationship power and poor nutritional status including body mass index, body fat percentage, and mid-upper arm circumference. Women with higher sexual relationship power scores had decreased odds of low body mass index (OR 0.29, p = 0.01), low body fat percentage (OR 0.54, p = 0.04), and low mid-upper arm circumference (OR 0.22, p = 0.01). These relationships persisted in multivariable models adjusted for potential confounders. Targeted interventions to improve intimate partner relationship equality should be explored to improve health status among women living with HIV in rural Africa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1542-1548
Number of pages7
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Uganda
Malnutrition
HIV
Nutritional Status
Adipose Tissue
Body Mass Index
Arm
Women's Health
Violence
Health Status
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models

Keywords

  • Gender Equality
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Malnutrition
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Social Psychology

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Siedner, M. J., Tsai, A. C., Dworkin, S., Mukiibi, N. F. B., Emenyonu, N. I., Hunt, P. W., ... Weiser, S. D. (2012). Sexual relationship power and malnutrition among HIV-positive women in rural uganda. AIDS and Behavior, 16(6), 1542-1548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-012-0162-9

Sexual relationship power and malnutrition among HIV-positive women in rural uganda. / Siedner, Mark J.; Tsai, Alexander C.; Dworkin, Shari; Mukiibi, Nozmo F B; Emenyonu, Nneka I.; Hunt, Peter W.; Haberer, Jessica E.; Martin, Jeffrey N.; Bangsberg, David; Weiser, Sheri D.

In: AIDS and Behavior, Vol. 16, No. 6, 08.2012, p. 1542-1548.

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Siedner, MJ, Tsai, AC, Dworkin, S, Mukiibi, NFB, Emenyonu, NI, Hunt, PW, Haberer, JE, Martin, JN, Bangsberg, D & Weiser, SD 2012, 'Sexual relationship power and malnutrition among HIV-positive women in rural uganda', AIDS and Behavior, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1542-1548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-012-0162-9
Siedner MJ, Tsai AC, Dworkin S, Mukiibi NFB, Emenyonu NI, Hunt PW et al. Sexual relationship power and malnutrition among HIV-positive women in rural uganda. AIDS and Behavior. 2012 Aug;16(6):1542-1548. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-012-0162-9
Siedner, Mark J. ; Tsai, Alexander C. ; Dworkin, Shari ; Mukiibi, Nozmo F B ; Emenyonu, Nneka I. ; Hunt, Peter W. ; Haberer, Jessica E. ; Martin, Jeffrey N. ; Bangsberg, David ; Weiser, Sheri D. / Sexual relationship power and malnutrition among HIV-positive women in rural uganda. In: AIDS and Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 1542-1548.
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