International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


A Study to Assess Level of Stress and Coping Strategies among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Community Organization

Chhaya Solanke


Abstract: In developed countries, there are well documented mental health impacts of HIV/ AIDS and patients? quality of life. Acquiring HIV/ AIDS can be a serious psychological trauma and can predispose a person to different mental disorders. There are many reported impacts of mental health problems among HIV/ AIDS patients including speeding up the disease progression, reducing adherence to treatments, affecting willingness or ability to access health care. Quantitative research approach, non - probability convenient sampling technique used. A study was conducted on people living with HIV/AIDS in selected community organization. The sample size was 100. By using standardized HIV/AIDS scale level of stress was assessed and for assessment of coping strategies among people living with HIV/AIDS semi - structured likert scale was used. Result shows majority of people living with HIV/AIDS (55 %) have moderate level of stress59% have moderate coping 44 - 48. Among domains of stress the minimum score was in the instrumental stress which is 8.90. There is significant difference (p - value<0.05) between age for mean score of social stress and emotional stress domain of stress with p - value of.002 and.001 respectively, and SD of 3.117 and 1.572, there was significant difference between income for mean score of instrumental stress domain of stress with p - value of.016 and SD of 1.512, there is significant difference between marital status for mean score of social stress and emotional stress domain of stress with p ? value of .010 and .003 respectively, and SD of 1.73 and 1.52, there is significant difference between type of family for mean score of emotional stress domain of stress with p - value of .012 and SD of 2.000, there is significant difference between duration of illness for mean score of social stress and emotional stress domain of stress with p - value of.010 and.004 respectively, and SD of 3.552 and 1.601, between duration of ART for mean score of social stress and emotional stress domain of stress with p - value of.011 and.004 respectively, and SD of 3.633 and 1.640, there is significant difference (p - value <.05) between marital status for mean score of coping strategies related to emotion domain of coping strategies with p - value of.013 and SD of .577that there is significant difference (p - value <.05) between type of family.


Keywords: stress, coping strategies, HIV, AIDS, community organization


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,


Pages: 11 - 12


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