Exploring Self-efficacy and Quality of Life among People Living with HIVName : Dr. Jumar Ubalde
Affliation : Registered nurse
University : Australia Institute of Business and Technology
Country : Australia
The Philippines is now one of the 7th countries in the world with increasing number of cases of HIV, and the incidence is high on homosexual relationships. HIV is the virus that causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), as a disease in which the body’s immune systems are attacked, weakened and undetermined. This condition eventually leads to death.
The aim of the study is to identify (1) profile of the respondents as to: age and year diagnosed (2) extent of self-efficacy, (3) extent of quality of life, (4) significant difference in level of self-efficacy according to profile (5) significant difference between quality of life according to profile (6) significant relationship between the level of self-efficacy and quality of life.
A qualitative research design specifically descriptive correlational was utilized in this study to solve significant relationship between the level of self-efficacy and quality of life among 40 respondents positive for HIV.
The results revealed that on the level of self-efficacy and extent quality of life majority answered “often.” Thus, when collated to profile. Significance difference between the level of self-efficacy and quality of life noted. Significance relationship between quality of life among respondent living with HIV was stressed. Conclusion Based on the findings of the study, the researcher concluded that there is a relationship between the level of self-efficacy and quality of life among respondents living with HIV disease.
Prof. Jumar Talento Ubalde has completed his Doctor of Education, major in School Management and Curriculum Development at National University, Manila Philippines. Where he worked as the College Dean for the College of Nursing from 2007 -2013. He also holds the position as a Research Director of the same university from 2012-2013. He has published several papers in different international nursing journals and Invited in different international nursing conferences as one of the resource speakers. He is currently studying in Sydney Australia taking Leadership and Management. He is a part-time nurse trainer at Australia Institute of Business and Technology.