The correlation between family support and quality of life in mothers with positive HIV in Surabaya

Ika Nur Pratiwi, Purwaningsih, Sevina Ramahwati

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Abstract

The quality of life of mothers with positive Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a concern due to a lack of family support. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between family support and the quality of life of mothers living with positive HIV in Surabaya. This was a descriptive correlational study with a cross sectional approach. The subjects were 30 mothers with positive HIV from two public health care facilities in Surabaya who were already confirmed to have positive HIV by healthcare professionals without manifestation of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Family Support Questionnaires used were family support and World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) HIV for quality of life. The data was analysed using Spearman’s Rho correlation test with P value < 0.05. The result showed that the majority of respondents are in early adulthood (26-35 years). Some respondents had HIV for less than 4 years and used anti retro viral (ARV) for 2 years. There was a moderate positive correlation between family support and quality of life of mothers with positive HIV (P = 0.026, Spearman’s rho = 0.48). The better the family support, the higher the quality of life which may be achieved by the clients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2703-2707
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Family support
  • Hiv
  • Mother
  • Quality of life

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