Sense’s of Coherence in Patients with Aids Disease
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Background and Objectives: Acquired immune deficiency disease (AIDS) could cause a variety of problems, including physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual that could affect on both patients and their families. The aim of this descriptive study was to investigate sense of coherence among patients with AIDS.
Materials and Method: The sample used in this study are patients with AIDS aged 18 to 60 years of 229. Data for the present analyses were obtained from interviews of 229 of patients with AIDS by using a sense of coherence interview scale with reliability of 0.89. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
Results: The results show that patients with AIDS have the overall mean sense of coherence total score was moderate level (mean =139.60, S.D.= 20.08, range= 83-184) and found that the mean score classified by an element of sense of coherence all the three aspects: the comprehensibility, the manageability and the meaningfulness averaged 47.59 (S.D.= 7.85, range = 22-69), 50.67 (S.D. =8.54, range = 29-68) and 41.34 (S.D. =8.12, range = 17-56), respectively.
Conclusion: The results show that patients with AIDS have the overall mean sense of coherence total score and found that the mean score classified by an element of sense of coherence was moderate level.