PERBEDAAN TINGKAT STRES PADA LANSIA YANG BERTEMPAT TINGGAL DI RUMAH DAN DI UPT PELAYANAN SOSIAL LANJUT USIA BONDOWOSO
Rahma Dwi Putri
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Stress is external event and circumstances that weighed the individual’s environmental adaptation ability, especially in the form of emotional and psychological burden. Prolonged stress could be bad for the erderly health. The environment that did not fit the needs of the erderly caused stress that might impact on the erderly health. The study aims to analyze the differences on stress level of erderly living at home and at Bondowoso erderly social service unit. The study was a comparative descriptive study with cross sectional approaches. The population was 208 erderly living at home and 90 erderly living at Bondowoso erderly social service unit. Samples were 46 erderly with 23 elderly resided at home and 23 erderly resided at Bondowoso erderly social service unit, determined by simple random sampling technique. Data was analyzed by chi square statistic test. The result showed that most of erderly resided in the house (56,5%) had mild stress while most of erderly resided at Bondowoso erderly social service unit (56,5%) had high stress. Analysis of data in the study with chi square test resulted in p value=0,004 (α=0,05) so Ho is rejected. The study concluded there were differences on stress level of erderly living at home and at Bondowoso erderly social service unit. The differences on the stress level of the erderly was caused by family support and self-adjustment to the changes that happened in the erderly living. Suggestion of this research is families should give more support and encouragement to the erderly so the erderly can improve their quality of life.