Effectiveness of ergonomic gymnastic toword acid uric level of elderly patiens with gout/arthritis

Purba, Maria Magdalena and Warastuti, Widya (2017) Effectiveness of ergonomic gymnastic toword acid uric level of elderly patiens with gout/arthritis. ARC Journal of Public Health and Community Medicine, 2 (3). pp. 21-24. ISSN 2456-0596

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Background: Gout may interfere with comfort during activities due to joint pain and also cause a high risk of complications such as Urolithiasis and Nephropathy. Treatment of gout, especially those experiencing acute uric acid can be done pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically.

The Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of ergonomic gymnastics on uric acid levels of elderly clients with gout/arthritis at a nursing home, in Tangkiling, Palangka Raya, Indonesia. This research is more focused on non-pharmacological therapy with ergonomic gymnastics.

Method: The research method is quasi-experiment with pre and posttest design with 25 respondents and 25 control group.
Result: The result of this research shows that there is a significant correlation between ergonomic gymnastics with decrease of uric acid level in treatment group shown by the significant value (0.00) < p - value (0.05)

Conclusion: Ergonomic gymnastics can maximize the supply of oxygen to the brain, sweat system, body's heating system, as well as to a combustion system such as uric acid. This way, the gymnastics provides health for the elderly so that the elderly are happy in the old days.

Item Type: Jurnal Artikel
Uncontrolled Keywords: ergonomic gimnasti; uric aid; elderly;gout
Subjects: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111011 Nursing Specialties > 11101103 Community Health Nursing
Divisions: Jurusan Keperawatan > Program Studi Diploma III Keperawatan
Depositing User: Ns. Maria Magdalena Purba
Date Deposited: 29 May 2020 22:15
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2022 06:15
URI: http://repo.poltekkes-palangkaraya.ac.id/id/eprint/438

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