BENTUK DUKUNGAN KELUARGA TERHADAP SIKAP LANSIA DALAM MENJAGA KESEHATAN MENTALNYA (Studi Kualitatif terhadap Lansia Wanita di Posyandu Lansia Harapan dan Jember Permai I di Kecamatan Sumbersari Kabupaten Jember)
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This research was conducted to identify the influence of family support on the elderly attitudes in maintaining mental health of the women elderly at Posyandu Lansia Harapan and Jember Permai I Sumbersari District Jember Regency. The research was conducted using descriptive design by qualitative approach. In-depth interview was conducted on 8 respondents. Subjects were taken from the target by using snowball sampling technique. The interview was conducted to obtain more information about the studied variables, including forms of family support and the elderly attitudes on self-acceptance as old people, building positive relationships with others, doing activities in accordance with self-adaptation ability of the elderly to environmental stressors. From the results of in-depth interview of the level of family support, it was known that 7 respondent families had supports included in the ‘good’ category and 1 respondent family had support classified in ‘poor’ category. Meanwhile, for the level of attitude, it was known that there were 7 respondents who had attitudes that belonged to ‘supportive’ category, and there was 1 respondent whose attitude was in ‘less supportive’ category. The conclusion that can be drawn in this study is that the family support influences the attitude of the elderly in maintaining their mental health, and the factors that influence the attitude building of respondents are experience, environmental condition and the existence of people considered important.
- UT-Faculty of Public Health