Ananda, Efifta Pratama
Universitas Airlangga

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The Relationship between Knowledge, Sickness Period, and Intraocular Pressure to the Quality of Life of Glaucoma Patient Ananda, Efifta Pratama
Jurnal Berkala Epidemiologi Vol 4, No 2 (2016): Jurnal Berkala Epidemiologi
Publisher : Universitas Airlangga

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Eyes are an important sense because it has function to collect visual information, eyes can be in emergency condition if the function of sight got threatened. Glaucoma is the second causes of blindness after cataract which is permanent or irreversible. It can decrease the quality of life’s glaucomapatient. The purpose of this study is to reveal the relationship between knowledge, sickness period and intraocular pressure to the quality of life of glaucoma patient. This study is an  analytical observation study which used sectional cross design study. The sample of this study were primary glaucoma patients and secondary glaucoma which have medical treatment in Rumah Sakit Mata Undaan Surabaya. The sample was choosen by systematic random sampling and the total number of sample are 68 peoples. The data have collected by having interview the glaucoma patients and seeing the medical records. To process the data, the writer used Chi Square analysis or Fisher Exact with 95% significance. The result of the study showed that there is a relationship between knowledge (p =0,033) and sickness period (p =0,035), while the intraocular pressure is not related to the quality of life’s of glaucoma patients in Rumah Sakit Mata Undaan Surabaya. The conclusion of this study is knowledge and sickness period have a relationship to the quality of life of glaucoma patients, while intraocular pressure is not related to the quality of life of glaucoma sufferers. The suggestion is to do early detection to people who have risk to get glaucoma and give an education about glaucoma disease to increase the quality of life of glaucoma sufferers. Keywords: The quality of life, glaucoma, knowledge, sickness period