The effect of poor adherence to treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS

Jeneke, Johannes Marthinus (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research was to identify the effect of poor adherence to treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. Due to the rise in HIV/AIDS related deaths this study tried to establish whether the support systems of People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) are in line with the actual needs of PLWA to adhere to effective treatment therapy. The researcher made use of a semi-structured interview to collect the required information. The findings of this study shows that certain obstacles prevent PLWA to adhere effectively to treatment and that these patients should be assisted in whatever way to overcome these obstacles to adhere effectively. Effective adherence to treatment therapy should further be enhanced through the implementation of good HIV/AIDS care practice that encourages patient involvement.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die studie het ten doel om vas te stel waarom persone met MIV/VIGS nie gunstig op terapie reageer nie, asook om die uitwerking van hierdie ongunstige reaksie te bepaal. In die lig van die styging in MIV/VIGS verwante sterftes poog hierdie studie verder om vas te stel of die huidige ondersteuningsisteme van persone met MIV/VIGS voldoen aan die eintlike behoeftes van sodanige persone om optimale reaksie op terapie te verseker. Inligting is met behulp van `n semi-gestruktureerde onderhoud verkry. Die studie het bevind dat sekere struikelblokke persone met MIV/VIGS verhoed om gunstig op terapie te reageer en dat sodanige persone ondersteun moet word om daardie struikelblokke te oorkom ten einde gunstige reaksie op behandeling te verseker. Hierdie ondersteuning behoort aangevul te word deur die instelling van gesonde MIV/VIGS ondersteuningspraktyke wat pasiënt-betrokkenheid insluit.

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