Functional Assessment of HIV Infection (FAHI)

Original Editor - Ajay Upadhyay

Top Contributors - Gayatri Jadav Upadhyay, Ajay Upadhyay and Kim Jackson  

Objective

The Functional Assessment of HIV Infection (FAHI) is a 47-item disease-specific instrument evaluating Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients[1][2][3]. The FAHI is used for measuring Quality of life of People living with HIV.[3]

Intended Population

People living with HIV.

Method of Use

The FAHI evaluates physical well-being, functional and global well-being, emotional well-being/living with HIV, social well-being, and cognitive functioning. It yields a total score and individual subscale scores.

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Evidence

The FAHI appears to be a reliable and valid measure for assessing quality of life in HIV-positive patients with concurrent drug and alcohol use disorders.[4]

References

  1. Cella DF, McCain NL, Peterman AH, Mo F, Wolen D. Development and validation of the Functional Assessment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FAHI) quality of life instrument. Quality of Life Research. 1996 Aug 1;5(4):450-63.
  2. Peterman AH, Cella D, Mo F, McCain N. Psychometric validation of the revised Functional Assessment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FAHI) quality of life instrument. Quality of Life Research. 1997 Nov 1;6(6):572-84.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Viala-Danten M, Dubois D, Gilet H, Martin S, Peeters K, Cella D. Psychometric evaluation of the functional assessment of HIV Infection (FAHI) questionnaire and its usefulness in clinical trials. Quality of Life Research. 2010 Oct 1;19(8):1215-27.
  4. Byrne S, Petry NM. Reliability and validity of the Functional Assessment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FAHI) in patients with drug and alcohol use disorders. AIDS care. 2013 Jan 1;25(1):118-25.