Instrumen Pengukuran Kualitas Hidup Anak Terinfeksi HIV

Toha Muhaimin, Budi Utomo, Dharmayati B. Utoyo, Nia Kurniati, Triyanti Anugrahini, Fita R. Utami, Enny Zuliatie

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Children with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia are increasing due to the increase of woman with HIV. A special instrument for measuring quality of life (QoL) of children with HIV is needed to be developed as the great impact of the infection to children. This study was conducted by modifying the existing QoL instrument of children for Indonesian context. The study indicated that the
reliability of the instrument is quite good both for children under 5 and 5 – 11 years old. Reliability values (Cronbach’s Alpha) for under 5, domains of physical function, social function, and HIV-related symptoms are 71, 72, and 88 respectively while for children 5 – 11 years old, domains of physical, psychological, social, and school functions, and HIV-related symptoms are 76, 89, 67, 67, and 88 respectively. The study showed, for Indonesian context, 15% of CD4 is indicated as the threshold to detect the difference of QoL for
children with HIV. However, for under 5 years old, only questions of HIV-related symptoms domain which is sensitive to detect difference QoL, whereas for children of 5 – 11 years old, the questions concerning physical and psychological domains which are sensitive to detect difference QoL. The study indicated that the impact of HIV on children is mostly on physical and
psychological functions and HIV-related symptoms.
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)126-132
JournalKesmas: National Public Health Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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