HUBUNGAN TINGKAT KECEMASAN DENGAN AKTIVITAS KEHIDUPAN SEHARI-HARI PADA LANSIA DI UPT PELAYANAN SOSIAL LANJUT USIA JEMBER
Ayu Septi Hartanti
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The existence of elderly in nursing home was relatively minimal of support systems. These conditions can affect the psychological condition such as anxiety which will affect the independency in performing activities of daily living. Aim of this study was determine the relation anxiety level with activity of daily living in elderly in UPT social services of elderly Jember. Method of this study was descriptive cross-sectional correlative approach. Research instrument was from the ASI (The Anxiety Status Inventory) with 5 categories: non anxieties, mild anxiety, severe anxiety, and panic. Check list used Katz Index with 4 categories: independence, mild dependent, severe dependent and heavy dependent. The research conducted in UPT Social Service of Elderly Jember with 96 samples of elderly person in accordance to inclusion criteria. Implementation of the research conducted on December 2011. Results of study showed that elderly people who are non anxiety 17 person (17, 7%), mild anxiety 76 person (79,2%) and severe anxiety 3 person (3,1%). Elderly who are independent 65 person (67,7%), mild dependent 9 person (9,14%), and severe dependent 22 person (22,9%). The data analysis performed using chi square test, obtained p value = 0,004, there is significant relation between anxiety levels and activity of daily living in elderly in UPT social service of elderly Jember. Suggestion for UPT Social Service of Elderly Jember is expected to give more information about anxiety and dependently activity of daily living as consideration to help elderly people solving their physic and mental problem. Giving more activities to elderly people in order improve their physic and mental health. Therefore, there should be any effort to improve physic and maintain the independence and mental health of elderly.