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Anxiety and Family Support on Infected TORCH Patients

Valevi, Eirene Shinta and Handayani, Lina (2014) Anxiety and Family Support on Infected TORCH Patients. International Journal of Public Health Science (IJPHS), 3 (4). pp. 246-252. ISSN 2252-8806

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TORCH is an acronym of Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus, and Herpes simplex diseases. These diseases can cause abnormalities in the brain, impaired psychomotor and cognitive function, fertility, miscarriage, birth defects, etc. Infected TORCH patient tend to experience anxiety and worry after discovering he/she was diagnosed infected TORCH. For infected TORCH patient, family support is external factors that influence the treatment TORCH process. The purpose of this study was to describe the anxiety and family support on infected TORCH patients in Klinik Utama Thursina Husada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The design of this study was descriptive qualitative with case study approach. All subjects in this study had worries on costly medical expenses of TORCH. TORCH symptoms that asymptomatic made informants and family ever thought that it was a nonmedical disease. Each informant can overcome the anxiety that they face because of emotional support, esteem support, instrumental support, and informational support from family. Infected TORCH caused the patient had anxiety and worries. Family support was very helpful in the process of TORCH treatment.

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety Family Support Patient TORCH
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisi / Prodi: Faculty of Public Health (Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat) > S1-Science in Public Health (S1-Kesehatan Masyarakat)
Depositing User: Lina Handayani
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 07:05
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 05:45

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