Effectiveness of SKT 5 to CD4 T cells levels among ARV receiving patients
S. K. Triamchaisri1, V. Sresumatchai2, K. Amnartsatsue3, T. Rawiworakul3; 1Mahidol University, Public Health Nursing, Bangkok/TH, 2Mahidol University, Biostatistics, Bangkok/TH, 3Mahidol University, Ph Nursing, Bangkok/TH
Background: HIV infected patients with a long term providing ARV have reported that they had reduction of CD4 t cells and still having opportunistic infections and complications and having a lower quality of life. SKT 5 is an innovation of meditation exercise of Mahidol University with a right protection in Thailand since 2006 and was tested the effectiveness among chronic illness patients since 2010 have been applied to improve the level of CD4 T cells and reduce complication among 25-25 case control of HIV infected patients.Research question: Does SKT 5 affect CD 4 t cells among HIV patients within 3 months?Objective: To1. Measure CD4 t cells among case and control group.2. Compare CD4 t cells among case and control group.3. Compare quality of life and opportunistic infections among case and control group. Methods: Design: Case-Control studyPopulation and Sample: 50 convenience samples with a stable of CD4 t cells or reduction of CD4 t cells tested 3 times before involving the experiment were recruited from 2 Hospital in the Central part and the North-Eastern part of Thailand. Twenty five cases were randomly recruited to receive SKT 5 intervention and 25 cases were separated as a control group.Intervention: SKT 5 was trained among the experimental group for a 30 minute session a day. A leaflet was provided of SKT 5 was provide to the experimental group. The experimental group has convinced to practice SKT 5 once a day in the evening time by themselves within 3 months of the experimental period.Measurement: CD 4 t cells were measured 2 times within 3 month of experimental period. Quality of life and complication and opportunistic infections were measured by using a set of questionnaires.Analysis: Descriptive statistics and T-test was applied to analyze the data. Results: CD4 t cells levels among experimental group was higher than the control group significantly (p<0.05). Reduction of opportunistic infection and were found among experimental group. Quality of life of experimental is improved higher than the control group. Conclusion: SKT 5 is an alternative modality to increase CD4 T cells among HIV infected patients.
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