Correlation of Self-Forgiveness with Quality of Live in HIV/AIDS Patients, Tulungagung, 2020


  • Lasman STIKes Hutama Abdi Husada Tulungagung


Self Forgiveness, Quality of life, HIV-AIDS


Background: The occurrence of HIV so far has been caused by their own behaviour and attitudes. This certainly will greatly trigger the state of the patient or [atient expertencing changes in risk behaviour both environmental changes and changes in free sex with multiple partners, the use of needles that are not sterile in turn will greatly trigger an increase in HIV- AIDS.After patients are diagnosed with HIV- AIDS, they realize that this HIV- AIDS disesase attacks the immune system. In the end the psychological impact on sufferers, such as feeling guilty, helpless, useless and frustrated. This can have an impact on the quality of life both psychologically and socially.

Methods: The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship of self forgiveness with quality of life in people with HIV-AIDS.Cottrlation analytic research design with cross sectional approach. The population of HIV –AIDSsuffers contained in the KPA Tulungagung District Health Office was 30 respondens. The sample in this study was taken by total sampling technique.

Results: Retrieval of self-forgiveness date using theHFS (Heartland Forgiveness Scale) questionnaire shett and for collecting quality of life date using theWHOQOL –HIV BREF questionnaire, Test date analysis using Spearman- rho. Showed  p (0,000  <   (0,05) meaning that there was a relationship between self-forgiveness and quality of life in people with HIV-AIDS with r = 0,629 indicating a strong relationship and a positive correlation.  

Conclusions: It can be concluded that the bigher the self- forgiveness, the better the quality of life in people with HIV- AIDS. Increased self-forgiveness can occur when the patient is able to accept his condition, changing himself into an open personality and always apply forgiveness and can forgive or forgive event that have been done by himself or other.