Evaluation of MIV/VIGS patients satisfaction and quality [Evaluering van MIV/VIGS-pasiënte se lewens-tevredenheid en -kwaliteit]
Maatskaplike Werk, Skool vir Psigo-sosiale Gedragswetenskappe, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom Kampus, Potchefstroom, South Africa
As a result of the HIV/AIDS problem, the Faculty of Health Sciences undertook to investigate the immune systems of HIV/AIDS patients in the Potchefstroom health district. One of the aims were to improve the sense of well-being and quality of life of these patients by means of a group work intervention programme. To evaluate the effect of the programme, Affectometer 2 (AFM) by Kammann and Flett (1983) was used. The results obtained by this evaluation showed that the group work programme brought about a significant difference in the sense of well-being and quality of life of these patients.
acquired immune deficiency syndrome; health care; human immunodeficiency virus; immune system