Feasibility and Acceptability of an Online Positive Affect Intervention for Those Living with Comorbid HIV Depression

S. M. Bassett, M. Cohn, P. Cotten, I. Kwok, J. T. Moskowitz*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Positive affect has unique beneficial effects on psychological and physical health, independent of the effects of negative affect. Interventions that explicitly target positive affect show promise for improving health outcomes in a number of chronic illnesses. In this article, we present pilot data on the acceptability and feasibility of an online intervention to increase positive affect in those living with comorbid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and depression. The intervention was rated both acceptable and feasible by participants. Six of nine participants completed the intervention and the subsequent follow-up assessment and a post-intervention phone call. We also present outcomes of planned comparisons of intervention effects on emotion, which indicate that positive affect increased significantly in the intervention group. Based upon results of the current study, future research should continue the development of positive affect interventions for people living with comorbid HIV and depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-764
Number of pages12
JournalAIDS and behavior
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019

Keywords

  • Acceptability
  • Depression
  • Feasibility
  • Internet
  • Intervention
  • Online
  • Positive affect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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