EFFECTIVENESS OF BAY LEAVES BOILED WATER TOWARDS URIC ACID LEVEL OF HYPER URICEMIA PATIENTS IN THE VILLAGE DISTRICT OF PACE JOHO NGANJUK
One of the non-pharmacological treatments of hyper uricemia is the bay leaves boiled water. But many people have not applied the leaves to reduce uric acid levels. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of bay leaves boiled water towards the uric acid levels in hyperuricemia patients in the Village District of Pace Joho Nganjuk. The design of this study was experimentation with methods Static Group Comparison. The study was conducted in the Village District of Pace Joho Nganjuk 2014. Population was all patients with hyperuricemian the Village Joho many as 26 people, the total sample using sampling as many as 26 people. The independent variable was bay leaves boiled water, while the dependent variable was the level of uric acid. Data taken with the instrument stick uric acid. Analysis data used Independent T-Test test with α = 0.05 level. Results of Paired Sample T-test experimental group was p-value = 0.000 ≤ α = 0.05, so that there was a decrease in uric acid levels significantly in the experimental group. Results of Paired Sample T-test control group was p-value = 0.000 ≤ α = 0.05, so that there was a decrease in uric acid levels significant in the control group. The result of Independent T-Test test produces was p-value (ρ=0,279; CI=10.21-(-3.08). (0,279) ≥ α (0.05) so that Ha is rejected. Both groups were consuming medicine but decrease of uric acid levels was more effectively in the experimental group than the control group. It was proven by average reduction of uric acid levels in the experimental group = 3.7 and control group = 3.2. There is the influence of bay leaves boiled water towards levels of uric acid (uric acid) in hyper uricemia patients in the village Joho. Treatment of bay leaves boiled water can support the synthetic chemical treatments to accelerate the healing process of patients with gout. Therefore, the use of bay leaves boiled water should be recommended by health professionals to patients with gout.