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Health Education Support Group Based in Improving the Quality of Life of PLWHA in Bulukumba District.
Andi Suswani Makmur

Last modified: 2018-08-18

Abstract


ABSTRACT

 

Andi Suswani. Health Education Support Group Based in Improving the Quality of Life of PLWHA in Bulukumba District. (Supervised by A.Arsunan Arsin, Ridwan Amiruddin dan Muh.Syafar)

 

This study aims to improve the quality of life of PLWHA in Bulukumba District through health education support group based. Phase I of the research using qualitative methods, triangulation design, data were collected through in-depth interviews, FGD and document review, sampling by Snowball Sampling. 10 were participants selected, the data were analyzed by using content analysis. Research phase II research used quantitative method, research design was “Quasi Eksperimen", pre test and post test approach with control design, and sample size were 42 respondents. Research phase III research used quantitative method, cross sectional design.

The results of Phase I: Most of PLWHA (83%) understood the illness, but the difficulty of accessing treatment that affected the non-adherence of the treatment required a means to facilitate ARV access to support medication compliance. The second phase study showed the proportion of knowledge in the leaflet group with no group support greater than the module group with the support group but an increased proportion of ARV access and greater medication adherence after being given intervention in the module group with group support than the leaflet group without group support. Phase III study on bivariate analysis showed that the behavior (p = 0.0293), ARV access (p = 0.0197) and adherence (p = 0.0088) was related to the quality of life of PLWHA, based on the results of logistic regression analysis obtained compliance (p = 0.033) affect the quality of life of PLWHA, PLWHA who adherence to the treatment have chance 11.06 times get a better quality of life than non-compliance. It is concluded that module group with group support can improve ARV access, adherence and behavior support to non-risk in order to achieve quality of life.

 

Keywords: HIV and AIDS, Health Education, Support Group, Quality of Life, Compliance.


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