• KETUT SURYANA Department of Internal Medicine, Wangaya Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • HAMONG SUHARSONO Department of Biochemistry Veterinary Faculty of Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • NOVIANA JOENPUTRI General Practitioner at Wangaya Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia


Objective: To assess Quality of life (QoL) and its associated factors in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in Wangaya Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted during February 2019 to January 2020 at Wangaya Hospital in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. QoL was assessed using the five-level version of the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L), EQ-5D index value, and the EuroQol visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS). The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software package version 26.0. Bivariate analysis was tested using the cross-tabulation Gamma, Kruskal-Wallis and post hoc Mann-Whitney test. P value<0.05 was considered as statistically significant.

Results: A total of 584 PLWHA took HAART for at least 3 mo. The median index value and EQ-VAS were 1.0 (range-0.514–1.0) and 100.00 (range 30-100), respectively. Most patients had problems in ‘anxiety/depression’ and ‘pain/discomfort’ domains. Predictors of better QoL included men, married, good adherence, and treatment duration>24 mo (p<0.05). Predictor of poorer QoL included an advanced HIV clinical stage(p=0.001).

Conclusion: The QoL scores of PLWHA receiving HAART in our study were high; hence the QoL of PLWHA was good. The good QoL can be taken as the goal for HIV treatment in order to have a successful HAART therapy.

Keywords: Quality of life, PLWHA, HAART, EQ-5D-5L


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SURYANA, K., H. SUHARSONO, and N. JOENPUTRI. “FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS ON HIGHLY ACTIVE ANTI RETROVIRAL THERAPY: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 9, July 2020, pp. 36-40, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2020v12i9.38628.
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