Coping Strategies Related to Self-Esteem on PLWHA in Medan Plus Foundation


  • Jek Amidos Pardede Program Studi Keperawatan, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia
  • Hafizuddin Hafizuddin Program Studi Keperawatan, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia
  • Asima Sirait Program Studi Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia


coping strategies, HIV/AIDS, PLWHA, self-esteem


People living with HIV AIDS (PLWHA) not only experience problems physically or biologically, but also experience problems psychologically, socially and spiritually. The problem that often occurs in PLWHA is related to self-esteem. One way to increase the self-esteem of PLWHA is by implementing coping strategies. This study aims to determine the relationship between coping strategies and self-esteem of HIV / AIDS patients at the Medan Plus Foundation. The design of this study was a correlation analytic with a cross-sectional approach with a total population of 2152 and the sampling technique used the consecutive sampling method and identified 58 HIV / AIDS patients. Collecting research data using a questionnaire that has been tested for validity and reliability. The statistical test used was the chi-square test. The results of this study obtained coping strategies for PLWHA with the majority of emotion focused coping (62.1%) and the majority of PLHIV patients with low self-esteem (65.5%). The conclusion of this study is that there is a significant relationship between coping strategies and self-esteem of HIV / AIDS patients at Medan Plus Foundation.

Author Biography

Jek Amidos Pardede, Program Studi Keperawatan, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia

Mental Health Nursing


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How to Cite

Pardede, J. A., Hafizuddin, H., & Sirait, A. . (2021). Coping Strategies Related to Self-Esteem on PLWHA in Medan Plus Foundation. Jurnal Ilmu Keperawatan Jiwa, 4(2), 255–262. Retrieved from