The Effect of Combination Avocado Juice Administration and Storytelling Therapy on Body Weight in Children with HIV/AIDS

Warsini Warsini, Dinar Ariasti


Background: The incidence of HIV/AIDS is in­­­­creasing. In 2015 there were 30,935 new cases, 41,250 in 2016 and 33,660 in 2017, where new case findings were also found in children aged less than 4 years and caused child deaths world­wide in 2011 to reach 230,000. At present there is no treatment that can cure the disease, so vari­ous efforts are made to support the health and qua­lity of life of sufferers. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of providing a com­­bination of avocado juice and storytelling therapy on the weight of a child with HIV / AIDS.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasy-experimental with pre-post test design. A sample of 15 children with HIV/AIDS was selec­ted for this study. The dependent variable was body weight. The independent variable was a combina­tion of avocado juice and storytelling therapy. Weight data was measured using weight scales. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test.

Results: Body weight (kg) after intervention (Mean= 26.17; SD= 9.30) was slightly greater than before intervention (Mean= 25.30; SD= 9.16), with p= 0.002.

Conclusion: Combination of avocado juice and storytelling therapy increased body weight in children with HIV/AIDS.

Keywords: storytelling therapy, avocado juice, children with HIV/AIDS

Correspondence: Warsini. Nursing Academy of Panti Kosala, Surakarta, Central Java. Alamat Instansi Jl. Raya Solo-Baki KM. 4 Gedangan, Grogol, Sukoharjo, Jawa Tengah. Email: warsinimulyono@­gmail.­com. Mobile: 0816418071

Indonesian Journal of Medicine (2020), 05(02): 148-152

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