IDENTIFICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS AS AN EFFORT TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY-BASED HIV/AIDS CLIENT REHABILITATION MODEL
Stigma and discrimination can hinder the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and give psychological impact that can lower quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS. Community-based HIV/AIDS client rehabilitation model can be used as an approach or strategy to address the stigma and discrimination towards HIV/AIDS. Development of the model requires identification of psychological status of the patients such as family support, the level of depression, and quality of life. Eleven HIV/AIDS patients diagnosed in VCT Clinic of Public Health Center of Tanggul were enrolled in this study by applying purposive sampling technique. Data were collected between August and September 2015 by using WHO QOL-BREF questionnaire to measure quality of life, Beck depression inventory (BDI) II to assess the level of depression, and family support questionnaire. Data were analyzed descriptively as percentage and mean value. The result showed that 54.5% of respondents were well supported by the family while 45.5% of respondents were less supported. In terms of depression level, majority of respondents (72.7%) had depression level in normal or minimal category, while 18.2% experienced mild depression and 9.1% had moderate depression. The mean value of quality of life was 61.3. The results indicate the importance of including psychosocial aspects in the development of community-based HIV/AIDS client rehabilitation model, such as by providing psychological counseling facilities, self help group, social support group and increasing family roles.