Stigma Perception and Health Promoting Self-Care Ability of Young Adults with HIV/AIDS

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149880
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Presentation
Title:
Stigma Perception and Health Promoting Self-Care Ability of Young Adults with HIV/AIDS
Abstract:
Stigma Perception and Health Promoting Self-Care Ability of Young Adults with HIV/AIDS
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Suksatit, Benjamas, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
Co-Authors:Somchit Hanucharurnkul, RN, PhD; Porntip Malathum, RN, PhD
This study sought to describe and determine the stigma perception and health promoting self-care ability of young adults with HIV/AIDS, along with the relationships between basic conditioning factors (gender, duration of formal education, number of symptoms, period since being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and stigma perception) and health promoting self-care ability. The theoretical framework for this study was derived from Orem's Self-Care Theory. A sample of 50 young adults with HIV/AIDS was recruited from HIV/AIDS groups in Chiang Mai and Lampoon province. Data was collected from December 2002 to July 2003, by a semi-structured interview and self-report questionnaires. This study showed that the mean score of stigma perception was at a moderate level. Regarding the subscale of stigma perception, respondents were most concerned with disclosure to others, followed by public attitude toward people with HIV/AIDS, personalized stigma, and negative self-image, respectively. Moreover, this study found a developed level of self-care ability among the respondents concerning hygiene care, sleep and rest, self-monitoring and seeking care, avoidance of risky behavior, and stress management, whereas diet and exercise were at a developed but not stabilized and a developing level, respectively. In addition, positive relationship was found between period since being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and health promoting self-care ability (r = .314, p The study revealed that stigma is a barrier for people with HIV/AIDS in performing health promoting self-care. Government and NGOs, health care providers, and community groups should participate in enhancing knowledge, understanding, and accepting people with HIV/AIDS, which will reduce stigmatization toward them and improve their ability to perform health promoting self-care to maintain life, health, well- being, and be able to live with other people in the community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStigma Perception and Health Promoting Self-Care Ability of Young Adults with HIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149880-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Stigma Perception and Health Promoting Self-Care Ability of Young Adults with HIV/AIDS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Suksatit, Benjamas, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sbenjama@chiangmai.ac.th</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Somchit Hanucharurnkul, RN, PhD; Porntip Malathum, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study sought to describe and determine the stigma perception and health promoting self-care ability of young adults with HIV/AIDS, along with the relationships between basic conditioning factors (gender, duration of formal education, number of symptoms, period since being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and stigma perception) and health promoting self-care ability. The theoretical framework for this study was derived from Orem's Self-Care Theory. A sample of 50 young adults with HIV/AIDS was recruited from HIV/AIDS groups in Chiang Mai and Lampoon province. Data was collected from December 2002 to July 2003, by a semi-structured interview and self-report questionnaires. This study showed that the mean score of stigma perception was at a moderate level. Regarding the subscale of stigma perception, respondents were most concerned with disclosure to others, followed by public attitude toward people with HIV/AIDS, personalized stigma, and negative self-image, respectively. Moreover, this study found a developed level of self-care ability among the respondents concerning hygiene care, sleep and rest, self-monitoring and seeking care, avoidance of risky behavior, and stress management, whereas diet and exercise were at a developed but not stabilized and a developing level, respectively. In addition, positive relationship was found between period since being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and health promoting self-care ability (r = .314, p The study revealed that stigma is a barrier for people with HIV/AIDS in performing health promoting self-care. Government and NGOs, health care providers, and community groups should participate in enhancing knowledge, understanding, and accepting people with HIV/AIDS, which will reduce stigmatization toward them and improve their ability to perform health promoting self-care to maintain life, health, well- being, and be able to live with other people in the community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:11:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:11:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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