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|Title: ||Assessment of unmet needs and well-being among people living with HIV/AIDS in Polokwane Mankweng Hospital complex|
|Authors: ||Maepa, Mokoena Patronella|
|Advisors: ||Idemudia, E.S.|
|Keywords: ||People living with HIV/AIDS|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||University of Limpopo|
|Abstract: ||The study aimed at assessing and understanding the unmet needs and well-being among people living with HIV/AIDS. People living with HIVAIDS experience many challenges. Challenges may be characterized by medical, social and psychological challenges.
Method: A cross sectional design was used. A total of (N = 200) young and adult age ranged from 20-71 years ( = 43.70, SD = 12.420) women (62%) and 75 men (37, 5%) living with HIV/AIDS who attend HIV/AIDS clinic/unit in Polokwane/Mankweng hospital complex was selected with purposive sample.
Results: Four hypotheses were tested with one-way ANOVA. The findings indicated that social support (p < .001) and age (p < .04) plays a significant role in the psychological well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS. Medical challenges and gender revealed no significant results.
Conclusion: It is concluded that PLWHA attend some form of support groups which will aid in alleviating the psychological distress associated with HIV/AIDS.|
|Description: ||Thesis (M.A. (Clinical psychology) --University of Limpopo, 2009.|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings: ||AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- South Africa|
|Appears in Collections:||Theses and Dissertations (Psychology)|
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