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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 146-155

Holistic Humanized Nursing Care Strategies on Physiological and Psychological Parameters Among Adolescents with HIV − An Interventional Study


1 Officiating Nursing Director, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Assistant Professor/Head of the Department, Department of Maternal and Child Healthr, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
3 Principal/Research Guide Billroth College of Nursing, India
4 Clinical Pharmacist Cum Pharmacy In Charge, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, India
5 Nurse Educator Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6 Assistant Professor/HOD Department of Mental Health Nursing, St. James College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Judie Arulappan
Assistant Professor/HoD, Department of Maternal and Child Health, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijnpnd.ijnpnd_66_19

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Introduction/Background: Globally, an estimated 30% of new HIV infection occurs among adolescents aged 15–24 years. HIV related mortality increased by 50% between 2005 and 2012. HIV-related deaths have increased more than three times since 2000, ranking it the second in the list of causes of death among adolescents worldwide. Purpose: This study evaluated the efficacy of Holistic Humanized Nursing Care Strategies (HHNCS) on the Body mass index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC) and self-esteem among adolescents living with HIV. Research Methods: The adolescents who had low and moderate level of self-esteem and all levels of BMI and WC were selected experimental (124) and control group (122). The HHNCS was administered to the experimental group and the intervention was continued at home and the reinforcement was given. The control group received NGO’s routine care. The post test was done for both the groups at the end of 3rd and 6th month and the BMI, WC and self-esteem were measured. Results: The mean difference in BMI was 0.32 in experimental and 0.11 in control group. The calculated ‘F’ value in experimental group was 2.94, which was significant at P<0.05. With regard to WC, the mean difference was 0.35 in experimental and 0.10 in control group. The calculated ‘F’ value in experimental group was 0.22, and in control group it was 0.04, which was not statistically significant. In the self-esteem scores, the mean difference was 7.25 in experimental and 0.63 in control group. The calculated ‘F’ value in experimental group was 121.66, which was significant at the level of P<0.00. Conclusion: This study proved that that the HHNCS administered to the adolescents living with HIV were effective in reducing BMI and improved the level of self-esteem.


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