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CAREGIVERS’ EXPERIENCE IN MEETING ELDERLY SELF-CARE NEEDS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AT THE SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTION BANDA ACEH
Iskandar Iskandar, Hajjul Kamil, Endang Mutiawati, Suryane Sulistiana

Last modified: 2018-09-17

Abstract


The caregivers’ experience in suiting the elderly self-care with Rheumatoid Arthritis is a complex thing for caregivers in meeting the need of the elderly self-care with the varied responses. The aim of this study is to explore in-depth of the caregivers’ experience in suiting the elderly self-care with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Social Welfare Institution Banda Aceh. The type of this study is transcendental phenomenology qualitative research with an in-depth interview. The participants in this study were main caregivers of elderly with Rheumatoid Arthritis who were obtained by purposive sampling technique. The data collected in the form of interviews and field notes were analyzed by using Miles and Huberman techniques. This study identified ten (10) theme, namely; 1) comfortable need for pain in the joints; 2) water/drinking needs; 3) food needs; 4) elimination/bathing needs; 5) rest/sleeping needs; 6) sports needs; 7) social interaction needs; 8) need free from danger; 9) health assistance needs; and 10) treatment therapy needs. In this study, the researchers suggested preventing the risk of mistreatment of elderly so that the manager of the Social Welfare Institution can facilitate the routine refreshment of knowledge and caregivers’ skill in caring the elderly with chronic diseases, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis

Keywords


Caregiver, Erderly, Self Care, Rheumatoid Arhtritis