Back to search
Publication

Family Support Improving Quality Of Life Leprosy Patients

Abstract
Background: Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by bacteria that attack the skin, peripheral nerves, in patients with type Lepromatosa attack the upper respiratory tract. Support from the family will increase the confidence of individuals to interact with others and motivate themselves in building a positive relationship. The purpose of this study was to explain the relationship of family support to the quality of life of leprosy patients in Leprosy Hospital Kediri.

Methods: Research design was correlational. Respondents in the research of leprosy patients who fulfilled inclusion criteria were 63 respondents using purposive sampling. Variable of this research was family support and quality of life. Instrument using questionnaire data analysis sheets using Spearman Rho (α = 0.05).

Results: From this research, it was found that more than 50% of family support for leprosy patients had moderate family support that was 43 respondents (68.3%) and at most quality of life in enough category that were 31 respondents (49.2%) and the data analysis using Spearman's Rho test obtained ρ = 0.036 then H1 accepted and Ho rejected which meant there was a relationship of family support with quality of life with Correlation Coefficient r = - 0.265 which meant that the relationship between the two variables was family support with quality of life had weak power, so family support related to the quality of life of leprosy patients.

Conclusions: Patient who has family support, has good quality of life. The conclusion of this study obtained leprosy patients with good family support will improve the quality of their life

More information

Type
Journal Article
Author
Mahanani S
Whant TK
Year of Publication
2020
Journal
Pelita Health and Education Journal
Volume
1
Issue
2
Number of Pages
34-37
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1234-5678
Publication Language
eng