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
Keyword: 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: M.Kes.Ph.D Lina Handayani
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 07:05
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 05:45

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