ARV medication adherence and the quality of life in PLWHA are still low and most PLWHA have not joined a peer support group. This study aims to provide a comparative study of medication adherence and quality of life among people with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who joined and did not join a peer support group. The data of 39 PLWHA were collected from hospital in Madura, Indonesia. The independent variables measured include PLWHA who joined and did not join a peer support group, and the dependent variables included adherence to taking ARV drugs and quality of life for PLWHA. The medication adherence level and quality of life PLWA who joined a peer support group were better than who didn’t. Further studies are recommended to understand expected about other factors such as differences in medication adherence and quality of life in PLWHA with Drug Drinking Companions (PMO) or with family support.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2019|
- Medication adherence
- Peer support group
- Quality of life