Kecemasan Lansia dengan Kondisi Penyakit Kronis

Sang Ayu Ketut Candrawati, Ni Komang Sukraandini

Abstract


Anxiety is one of the psychological problems that are often experienced by the elderly with chronic diseases. Chronic diseases are diseases that are often suffered by the elderly such as heart, endocrine, and nervous diseases. Anxiety is a psychological disorder, characterized by anxiety, restlessness, somatic that the object is not clear. Elderly with anxiety disorders will experience a decrease in the immune system so that it is easy for the elderly to be infected with diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine the description of the anxiety of the elderly with chronic disease conditions. This type of research is descriptive with purposive sampling technique. The total population is 55 elderly with a total sample of 49 elderly. Data collection techniques used guided interviews using the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) questionnaire consisting of 25 question items. The results of the descriptive analysis were obtained from 49 elderly as many as 30 elderly (61.22%) experienced minimal anxiety, 16 elderly (30.61%) experienced mild anxiety and 3 elderly (6.12%) experienced moderate anxiety. The conclusion of the anxiety of the elderly with chronic disease conditions, most of the elderly experience minimal anxiety. It is recommended for the Elderly Posyandu in Banjar Blangsinga to improve psychological intervention programs such as laughter therapy, mind therapy to reduce anxiety in the elderly with chronic disease conditions.


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anxiety, chronic disease, elderly

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36565/jab.v11i2.631

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