Data from: HIV infection is an independent risk factor for decreased 6-minute walk test distance
Internal Dataset

UID: 97

Author(s): Robertson, Tom E., Nouraie, Mehdi+, Qin, Shulin+, Crothers, Kristina A., Kessinger, Cathy J.+ * Corresponding Author + University of Pittsburgh Author

This dataset represents "the minimal underlying data that an independent researcher would need in order to replicate the results” from the associated study which assessed the independent effect of HIV on subjective and objective measures of cardiac and pulmonary function.

Adult (18 years or older) persons living with HIV (PLWH) and HIV-uninfected individuals were recruited from the University of Pittsburgh and University of California San Francisco as part of the Pittsburgh HIV Lung Research Cohort.

Methods used in the study included: standardized questionnaire to obtain demographic and baseline clinical data including smoking history and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), review of medical record for inclusion of clinical information such as CD4 count and HIV RNA levels, pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry and measurement of the diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), the Modified Medical Research Council (MMRC) questionnaire, and a six-minute walk distance (6-MWD) test.

The zip file includes one Excel workbook with two sheets, one with the code book and the other with data; n=427 (297 PLWH and 130 HIV-uninfected participants).

Geographic Coverage
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Francisco, California
Subject of Study
Population Age
Subject Sex

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