Effect of Holistic Care Model on Self care Behavior of People Living with HIV/AIDS
Keywords:Holistic Care Model, Self-care Behavior, People Living with HIV/AIDS
This quasi-experimental study aimed to determine the effect of holistic care model on selfcare behavior of people living with HIV/AIDS. The sample consisted of 60 people living with HIV/AIDS, recruited through simple random and sampling according to specific inclusion criteria: the amount of HIV in the bloodstream > 50 copies/ml. These were assigned into two groups, experimental and control groups, with 30 per group. The experimental group received the holistic care model on self-care behavior for 12 weeks, and the control group received the usual care. The research instruments comprised: 1) experiment instruments including the holistic care model on self-care behavior, and 2) the self-care behavior questionnaire of people with HIV / AIDS. Results revealed that the mean scores of self-care behavior in the experiment group after receiving holistic care model at posttest was significantly higher than at pretest (Mean difference = -14.37, 95% CI: -16.69, - 12.05). The mean score of self-care behavior at posttest of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group (Mean difference = -8.53, 95% CI: -11.47, - 5.60).
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