Cognitive Empowerment Model to Improve the Quality of Life of PLWHA


People living with HIV-AIDS (PLWHA) often experience a low quality of life (QoL). The cognitive empowerment model (CEM) of Thomas and Velthouse shows the importance of encouraging PLWHA to increase their quality of life. The main objective of this study was to implement the cognitive empowerment model in increasing the QoL of PLWHA at the CAKAP WPA Foundation Turen. The research design used was a quasi-experimental post-test with a total sample of 59 respondents. The CEM to task assessment was impact, competence, meaningfulness, and choice. Data analysis using the Wilcoxon analysis statistical test showed that there was an effect on the performance of cognitive empowerment based on results of the research getting a p-value of 0,001 there was a significant increase in the quality of life of PLWHA in the CAKAP Founder Turen district Malang Regency. The conclusion of this research is Cognitive Empowering PLWHA by involving positive activities at the CAKAP WPA Turen Foundation can improve their quality of life.

Keywords: HIV-AIDS, cognitive empowerment, QoL PLWHA

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