Citation (APA style): Ardan, M., Zulkifli, A., & Jafar, N. (2020). Therapy SEFT for controlling the level of depression in people with HIV and AIDS. Enfermeria Clinica, 30, 444-447. doi:10.1016/j.enfcli.2019.10.119
Objective: This study aims to assess the effect of SEFT combination therapy on controlling depression levels in people with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA).
Methods: The design of this study used a quasi-experimental method with a nonrandomized one-group pretest-posttest design. Samples taken by purposive sampling were 16 ODHA and analyzed dependent t-test.
Results: Respondents’ characteristics of the two research groups with male sex were 62.5%, female 37.5%, average age 26—35 years 50.0%. and education level of high school graduates. There was a decrease in the average score of depression before and after the SEFT intervention with the value of each p = 0.001, p = 0.000, and p = 0.000.
Conclusion: Peer Damping groups are expected to provide support, motivation, and assistance as well as being able to actively provide SEFT therapy to be able to control the level of depression in PLWHA as a non-pharmacological therapy effort.
Keywords: PLWHA, HIV, AIDS, depression, therapy, Spiritual Emotional freedom Technique, SEFT