HIV/AIDS remains a chronic disease that is ubiquitous in the community. People with HIV/AIDS can experience psychological problems because of the influence of internal and external stress. This study aimed to determine the relationship of psychological discomforts of stress, depression, and anxiety to sleep quality in HIV/AIDS patients. This study employed a descriptive-correlational research design with a cross-sectional approach and consecutive sampling technique. The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index were used as research instruments on 110 respondents. This study found that there was a significant relationship between psychological discomforts of stress, depression, and anxiety and sleep quality in patients with HIV/AIDS (p < α = 0.05). The results of this study indicate the importance of health services, especially those of HIV/AIDS polyclinics, to be more concerned with the psychological discomfort experienced by patients to improve the sleep quality of patients with HIV/AIDS.
- Sleep quality