Relationship Of Family Support To Post Stroke Depression Levels In Outpatient Installation Dr. Kariadi Semarang

  • Saprianto Saprianto Nursing Department Politeknik Kesehatan Kemenkes Palembang
  • Lisa Rizky Amalia Nursing Department, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
  • Faridah Aini Faculty of Nursing, Ngudi Waluyo University, Semarang
  • Sukarno Sukarno Faculty of Nursing, Ngudi Waluyo University, Semarang
Keywords: Family support, post stroke, stroke depressio


Introduction: After stroke, patients have biological mpact such as physical changes, and psychological changes uch as post stroke depression (PSD). The impact of a psychological response caused by a loss reaction. Paralysis, tiffness of the limbs, and communication disorders decrease patients in functional ability. As a result, patients become unable to carry out activities independently and will be very dependent on the people around them. The closest people are those who live together with patients or the family. Method: The design of this study was descriptive correlational with a cross ectional design. The sampling technique used quota sampling as many as 60 respondents. The data were collected by questionnaire of respondents characteristics, family support, and Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) questionnaire. The data were analyzed by Kendall Tau statistical test. Results: Good family support and no depression as many as 29
respondents (60%). Medium family support with mild depression level as many as 7 respondents (58%). Based on the results of the Kendall Tau test analysis, obtain p-value of 0.025 (<0.05). Conclusion: There is a significant correlation between amily support toward post stroke depression levels in outpatient installation of RSUP Dr. Kariadi Semarang. Suggestion: Nurses can provide counseling and health education to families to prevent post stroke depression.