INTERNAL STIGMA CAUSES DEPRESSION ON HIV/AIDS

Mawarti, Herin and Setyaningsih, Endang Tri (2016) INTERNAL STIGMA CAUSES DEPRESSION ON HIV/AIDS. In: The Proceeding of 7th International Nursing Conference: Global Nursing Challenges in The Free Trade Era, 8-9 April 2016, Surabaya.

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Abstract

Introduction: External or internal Stigma on HIV/AIDS patient cannot be denied. It will contribute to psychological disorder such as depression and social isolation if it is not overcome. The impact of depression sustained decline in physical and mental condition, thus affecting treatment. The purpose of the research is to find out correlation between depression level and internal stigma at HIV/AIDS patients. Method: This study was a correlation research with cross sectional design. The population of the research was the new HIV patients at VCT Kemuning Clinique in Nopember 2016 at RSUD Dr Soedono Madiun used purposive sampling technique with total sampling 32 patients. The independent variable was internal stigma while dependent variable was depression level. The data analyzed using Spearman Rho test. Results: The result shows that 17 respondents got high internal stigma around, 100% depressions. This high stigma was influenced by some factors, they were feeling of fear when other understanding he or she become HIV patient, exaggerated embarrassment due to HIV infection, fearful avoided by society around the place of living. Spearman Rho result showed that r= 0.570 with p=0.001(p < 0.05); It means that there is a significance correlation between internal stigma and HIV/AIDS depression levels. Discussion: The higher level of stigma, will lead to high level depression. Reducing the HIV/AIDS depression, it is necessary to strengthening the psychological aspect of this patient. It will encourage them to do their daily life. This will also reduce the stigma and they have life motivation and enthusiasm to normal. Keyword: internal stigma, depression level, HIV/AIDS

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Dimas Dwi Arbi
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 07:25
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 07:25
URI: http://eprints.ners.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/371

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