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Death Anxiety, Social Support and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan

    Sadia Rao

    Riphah International University, Lahore Campus, Pakistan

    Shamaila Asad

    Riphah International University, Lahore Campus, Pakistan

    Muhammad Aamir Latif

    Riphah International University, Lahore Campus, Pakistan


Received
24 Feb, 2022
Accepted
25 Mar, 2022
Published
31 Dec, 2022

The current study aims to explore death anxiety, social support and medication adherence in people living with HIV/AIDS. 150 HIV/AIDS people, including men and women with ages ranging from 20 to 55 (M = 36.44), made up the entire sample. Data was collected through purposive sampling strategy and Correlation research design applied. The following instruments were utilised in the current study: a demographic information sheet, the Death Anxiety Scale (Templer, 1970), the Multidisciplinary Scale of Social Support Scale (Zimet et al., 1988), and the Treatment Motivation Questionnaire (Plant et al., 1995). To interpret the research data, descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis, Mediation via Process Analysis, and Regression Analysis were used. The results showed a strong favorable association between social support and medicine adherence, but no significant relationship between social support and death anxiety. In Pakistan, the HIV epidemic is moving into a new stage, with the possibility that it will spread through generational transmission. At this point, social support and adherence to ARV treatment are vital for those living with HIV/AIDS.

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APA-7 Style
Rao, S., Asad, S., Latif, M.A. (2022). Death Anxiety, Social Support and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan. Pak. J. Psychol. Res, 37(4), 697-615. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.42

ACS Style
Rao, S.; Asad, S.; Latif, M.A. Death Anxiety, Social Support and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan. Pak. J. Psychol. Res 2022, 37, 697-615. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.42

AMA Style
Rao S, Asad S, Latif MA. Death Anxiety, Social Support and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research. 2022; 37(4): 697-615. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.42

Chicago/Turabian Style
Rao, Sadia, Shamaila Asad, and Muhammad Aamir Latif. 2022. "Death Anxiety, Social Support and Medication Adherence in People Living with HIV/AIDS in Pakistan" Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research 37, no. 4: 697-615. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.42