Comparison of Stress Level and Quality of Life in Elderly Who are Living with Chronic Illness in Bangkok and Surabaya

Sari, Ni Putu Wulan Purnama and Artsanthia, Jintana (2018) Comparison of Stress Level and Quality of Life in Elderly Who are Living with Chronic Illness in Bangkok and Surabaya. In: The 9th International Nursing Conference 2018, 7 - 8 April 2018, Fakultas Keperawatan UNAIR Surabaya; ISBN: 978-989-758-336-0.

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Abstract

Elderly with chronic illness, such as hypertension (HT) and diabetes mellitus (DM), was prone to stress that potentially decrease quality of life (QOL). This study aimed to compare and analyze the differences of stress level and QOL in hypertensive and/or diabetic elderly between Bangkok and Surabaya. This cross-sectional study involved 100 and 96 elderly with HT and/or DM in communities of Bangkok and Surabaya respectively (n=196). There were 60 DM, 68 HT, and 68 DM&HT cases compiled from both sites. Instrument used were SPST-20 and WHOQOL-BREF. Independent sample T test and Kolmogorov-Smirnov Z test were used for data analysis (α=.05). There were 6% and 0% mild stress, 64% and 29.17% moderate stress, 24% and 67.71% high stress, 6% and 3.13% severe stress were found in Bangkok and Surabaya respectively. Stress level was differ significantly between Bangkok and Surabaya (p=.000). Coping strategy tends to be more adaptive in Bangkok. There were 25% and 0% poor QOL, 52% and 91.67% moderate QOL, 23% and 8.33% good QOL were found in Bangkok and Surabaya respectively. QOL was also differ significantly between Bangkok and Surabaya (p=.000). Elderly in Surabaya had higher stress level, but elderly in Bangkok had lower QOL.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic Illness, Elderly, Quality of Life, Stress Level.
Subjects: Nursing Science
Divisions: Proceeding
Depositing User: F.X. Hadi
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 04:26
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 08:48
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/20286

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