Association between Attitude, Family Support, and Smoking Behavior among Patients with HIV/AIDS At Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta


Naomi Nisari, Hesti Yuningrum

 

Study Program in Public Health, Faculty of Public Health,

Universitas Respati Yogyakarta

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Smoking has many negative health effects on people living with HIV/AIDS. Quitting smoking has major and immediate health benefits for tobacco users, including people living with HIV. The purpose of this study was to examine the asso­ciation between attitude, fa­mily support, and smoking behaviour among patient with HIV/AIDS at Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross sectional study conducted at Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta. The dependent variable was smoking. The independent variables were attitude and family support. The data were collected by questionnaire and ana­lyzed by chi square test.

Results: As many as 76.6% HIV/AIDS patients had positive attitude towards not smo­king. As many as 68.1% HIV/AIDS patients quit smoking. Attitude and family su­p­port were associated with smoking cessation among HIV/AIDS patients.

Conclusion: Attitude and family support are associated with smoking cessation among HIV/AIDS patients.

Keywords: smoking, attitude, family support, HIV/AIDS patients

Correspondence: Naomi Nisari. Study Program in Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Respati Yogyakarta. Email: naomi.suprayudha@yahoo.co.id. Mo­bile: 083867201208.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.02.49

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