Disclosure of HIV diagnosis, psychological distress and adherence to medical regimens in HIV–infected children
Nalubega, Jane Frank
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The study set out to investigate disclosure of HIV diagnosis, psychological distress and adherence to medical regimens in HIV-infected children. A total of 120 HIV-infected children both males and females were enrolled in the study. Correrational study design and purposive sampling techniques were applied. Standardized scales were used in the study that is Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and the Morisky Medical Adherence Scale (MMAS). Caregivers were also interviewed to offer additional information concerning their children in relation to the variables used in the study. In conclusion, there was a significant relationship between disclosure and psychological distress among HIV-infected children, there was no significant relationship between either disclosure and adherence or psychological distress and adherence among HIV-infected children.