FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG BERHUBUNGAN DENGAN PENYAKIT REMATIK PADA LANSIA DI DESA TIAL KECAMATAN SALAHUTU KABUPATEN MALUKU TENGAH
Rheumatism is a disease that attacks the joints and bones or supporting tissues around the joints. This disease class is an autoimmune disease that affects many elderly people aged 50 years and over. Based on the prevalence of arthritis pain in Indonesia alone, it reaches 23.3% - 31.6% of the total population of Indonesia. This figure shows that pain due to rheumatism has greatly disturbed the activities of Indonesian society. The research objective was to determine the factors associated with rheumatic disease in the elderly in Tial Village, Salahutu District, Central Maluku Regency. The research design used in this study is a type of analytical research with a cross-sectional study approach. The number of population studied in this study was 69 people, so the researchers made all populations into the research sample (total sampling). The statistical test used in this study is the Fhiser's test. Based on the value of Fisher's test, the p value is obtained: 0.000 which means less than α. Thus it can be said that there is a significant relationship between work and rheumatic disease in the elderly in Tial Village and that there is a significant relationship between types of food and rheumatic disease in the elderly in Tial Village.