Stress, depression and coping strategies among HIV Positive people of kisenyi health IV centre
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The study sought to examine the relationship between stress, depression and coping strategies among HIV positive people of Kisenyi Health IV center. A quantitative, cross sectional and correlation survey study design was adopted .A total of 30 questionnaires were systematically distributed to the respondents. The researcher employed self –administered questionnaires which consisted of closed end questions to collect information from the respondents. Data was entered into a computer using the statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS). The findings of the study indicated that there was actually a significant relationship between stress and depression, there a significant positive relationship between depression and coping strategies among HIV positive people of Kisenyi Health IV center in Kampala. The researcher concluded that there is an influence of depression derived from stress upon coping strategies of people living with HIV, since the findings show a relationship among the three variables, however the researcher suggested that more research should be conducted upon these three variables since we need to know whether depression could influence stress among people living with HIV.