PERSEPSI DAN TINDAKAN LANSIA TENTANG RHEUMATOID ARTRITIS DI POSYANDU LANSIA KELURAHAN LOSUNG WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS PADANGMATINGGI KOTA PADANGSIDIMPUAN TAHUN 2015

  • Iqbal Octari Purba Stikes Aufa Royhan Padangsidimpuan
  • Julidia Safitri Stikes Aufa Royhan Padangsidimpuan

Abstract

The increasing number of elderly people in many countries, including developing
countries, will change the national and global population profile. The prevalence of
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Indonesia is only 0.1-0.3% in the adult group and 1: 100
thousand inhabitants in the group of children, a total estimated only 360 thousand
patients in Indonesia, although the low prevalence of this disease is very progressive and
most often causes defective. This study aims to determine how the perceptions and actions
of elderly people about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Posyandu Elderly in Losung Village,
Padangmatinggi Public Health Center, Padangsidimpuan City in 2015. This study uses a
qualitative approach that is defined as a research procedure that produces descriptive
data. The informants in this study were taken using a purposive technique, namely the
elderly who visited the Posyandu of the elderly. Data collection techniques used were
interviews. The data collected was analyzed manually, namely by writing down the results of the study in the form of a transcript of the results of an in-depth interview, then summarizing it in the form of a matrix arranged according to the standard language of the informant's answers. The results of interviews with all informants obtained a statement that complaints are often felt, often aches - stiffness, stiffness, redness accompanied by swelling in the ankles and hands, all informants can answer complaints that are often felt by patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is expected that the respondents can take care of their health so they are not susceptible to disease, and utilize existing health facilities

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Published
Dec 10, 2018
How to Cite
PURBA, Iqbal Octari; SAFITRI, Julidia. PERSEPSI DAN TINDAKAN LANSIA TENTANG RHEUMATOID ARTRITIS DI POSYANDU LANSIA KELURAHAN LOSUNG WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS PADANGMATINGGI KOTA PADANGSIDIMPUAN TAHUN 2015. Jurnal Kesehatan Ilmiah Indonesia / Indonesian Health Scientific Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 133-137, dec. 2018. ISSN 2623-2499. Available at: <https://jurnal.unar.ac.id/index.php/health/article/view/116>. Date accessed: 03 june 2023.