Purpose: Despite the many studies for quality of life (QoL) among people living with HIV (PLWH), there are a few studies of triangulation in-depth analysis that investigate the contents of the QoL of PLWH condition. We identified QoL of PLWH who attend Care, Support, and Treatment (CST) program through Community Home Based Care (CHBC).
Methods: A triangulation design in which qualitative data were complemented and verified the quantitative data following characteristics of the QoL among 96 of PLWH. A self-administered questionnaire was used to access characteristics and QOL of PLWH. Then, focus group discussion was perform to collect qualitative data and analysed using thematic analyses. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test the factors influenced QoL of PLWH.
Results: After completion of the qualitative and quantitative data analysis, the two data sets were compared to examine (dis)congruence of the findings. In addition, we created a joint display of qualitative and quantitative findings to describe the characteristic of QoL of PLWH who attend CST program through CHBC. Regarding, Structural Equation Modeling with Partial Least Square test, spiritual is related to adherence of PLWH. Then, adherence and support system are influenced of QoL of PLWH. Furthermore, the characteristic of QoL of PLWH were varied that describe on social knowledge and belief HIV, biophysical aspect, psychological aspect, social aspect, and support system.
Conclusion: CST through CHBC is improved QoL among PLWH. Therefore, QoL of PLWH should be improved to support their caring need in community with integrated multilevel intervention approach.
triangulation, people living with HIV/AIDS, quality of life, home care, community practice, social support