The Effect Of Small Group Discussion About The Treatment Of Leprosy Patients Towards Family Supports

Ayu Oktaviana Putri, Binarti Dwi W, Moch Achwandi


Leprosy is a disease which attacks the peripheral nerves in the body except for the central nervous system that caused a sequel in the leprosy patient's physical body. Because of that, the leprosy patient's needs more support from their family to gain confidence and the quality of their life. Small-Group Discussion is the one of medical education which effective to give the knowledge of leprosy’s treatment to family and patients become easier to understand. The purpose of this research is to prove the patients gain more support from their family about how to treat them which is by providing health education about the treatment of leprosy patients by Small Group Discussions. The increasing knowledge means they gain more support from the family. The Design of this research used quasi-experimental one group pretest and post test. The population in this research are all the families leprosy patient in Nguling Community Health Center. The method of sampling used total sampling and the instrument of this research used family support questionnaire. For scoring the questionnaire, it used the cross-tabulation analysis. This research conducted from 2018 December until 2019 February and the result of this research showed that small group discussion was highly effective for all family. We can see it from the data which has increased from 29,4% before get health education with small group discussion to 88,2% after the small group discussion was given. From those statements stated that there is an effect of small group discussion about the treatment of leprosy patient towards family support.

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