Perceived Self-Care Demands and Self-Care Behavior of AIDS Patients with Opportunistic Infections

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Supattra Kongblod Poolsuk Janepanish Visudtibhan Orasa Panpukde

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Abstract: This descriptive study aimed to explore perceived self-care demands and
self-care behavior of AIDS patients with opportunistic infections. Orem's self-care
theory was employed as the conceptual framework of the study. The sample of 70 AIDS
patients being treated for opportunistic infections in a tertiary care hospital in Bangkok
was selected by purposive sampling. The self-administered questionnaires were used
to collect data which consisted of the Demographic and Health Questionnaires, the
Perceived Self-Care Demand Questionnaire, and Self-Care Behavior Questionnaire.
Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlation statistics.
According to the findings, the perceived self-care demands was found to be in the
moderate level and self-care behavior was found to be in the level of seldom practice.
Furthermore, the perceived self-care demand was significantly positively correlated
with perceived self-care behavior. The research findings can be used as information to
support the promotion of perceived self-care demands and self-care behavior in persons
with HIV and AIDS to prevent opportunistic infections.
Keywords: Perceived self-care demand, Self-care behavior, AIDS patients,


                    Opportunistic infections               

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Kongblod S, Visudtibhan P, Panpukde O. Perceived Self-Care Demands and Self-Care Behavior of AIDS Patients with Opportunistic Infections. Ramathibodi Nursing Journal [Internet]. 9Sep.2015 [cited 19Nov.2019];21(1):38-1. Available from: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/22829
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Author Biography

Poolsuk Janepanish Visudtibhan

Abstract: This descriptive study aimed to explore perceived self-care demands and
self-care behavior of AIDS patients with opportunistic infections. Orem's self-care
theory was employed as the conceptual framework of the study. The sample of 70 AIDS
patients being treated for opportunistic infections in a tertiary care hospital in Bangkok
was selected by purposive sampling. The self-administered questionnaires were used
to collect data which consisted of the Demographic and Health Questionnaires, the
Perceived Self-Care Demand Questionnaire, and Self-Care Behavior Questionnaire.
Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics and Pearson’s correlation statistics.
According to the findings, the perceived self-care demands was found to be in the
moderate level and self-care behavior was found to be in the level of seldom practice.
Furthermore, the perceived self-care demand was significantly positively correlated
with perceived self-care behavior. The research findings can be used as information to
support the promotion of perceived self-care demands and self-care behavior in persons
with HIV and AIDS to prevent opportunistic infections.
Keywords: Perceived self-care demand, Self-care behavior, AIDS patients,
Opportunistic infections
*Registered Nurse, Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital, Medical Service Department, Bangkok; and Master’s Student, Master of
Nursing Science Program (Adult Nursing), Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital,
Mahidol University
**Corresponding author, Assistant Professor, Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol
University, E-mail: poolsuk.jan@mahidol.ac.th
***Associate Professor, Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University