Jurnal Keperawatan
Vol 10, No 1 (2019): JANUARI

Factors Related to Compliance of ARV Medication in HIV Patients at RSCM Jakarta

Debby, Chryest (Unknown)
Sianturi, Sondang Ratnauli (Unknown)
Susilo, Wilhelmus Hary (Unknown)

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Publish Date
24 Mar 2019


Antiretroviral therapy is believed not to be able to cure the disease; however, it can reduce mortality and morbidity. It also improves the quality of life of people with HIV. The success of the HIV/AIDS treatment is determined by adherence to antiretroviral therapy. ARV therapy is given in a long run and can be said as optimal if the compliance reaches more than 95%. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between certain factors and adherence to ARV therapy in people with HIV/AIDS. The design of this study was a descriptive correlational study with a cross-sectional approach. A total of 198 patients were recruited through a purposive sampling technique. The result of the study showed that there was no relation between adherence with age (p-value of 0.327), education (p-value of 0.859), and treatment (p-value of 0.74). From this study, it can be recommended that nurses need to improve their HIV counseling skills, especially about the benefits of adherence using a communicative media. Hospitals should also encourage more support to achieve better adherence in patients living with HIV/AIDS. Keyword: Adherence, HIV/AIDS, Antiretroviral Therapy

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Jurnal Keperawatan is a peer-reviewed journal published by School of Nursing at the Faculty of Health Science, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), which is focusing on several issues in nursing field. The first volume was published on 2010, and it is published twice a year, issued on January ...