Comparing Hiv Education And Gsp As Treatment Options For Those Hiv Positive People With Depression

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The goal of the study is to compare HIV education and GSP as treatment options for those HIV-positive people afflicted with depression. In addition to this, the study wants to compare the effects of these two therapies on depression, general functioning, and perceptions of social support and self-esteem (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 9). The study was based on principles found in cognitive beahviour theory, social learning theory, and the sustainable livelihoods framework (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 2). Cognitive behavioural theory maintains that the way in which we perceive our surroundings is integral to the way we react to those same surroundings (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 2). Social learning theory stipulates that behaviour is learned from one 's environment, with the individual exhibiting the behaviour being observed referred to as the "model" (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 2). The sustainable livelihoods framework says that without effective livelihood strategies, opportunities for livelihood will be more limited (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 2). The hypothesis is that GSP will yield a greater reduction in depression scores and a greater increase in functionality scores than will HIV education (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 2). When GSP reduces overall depression symptoms, livelihood strategies will likely be augmented and this will in turn cause an increase in acquisition of livelihood assets (Nakimuli-Mpungu, et al., 2015, p. 2). The

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