Analysis Factor of Complementary Care Usage in Elderly with Osteoarthritis in Surabaya

  • Putu Indraswari Aryanti Universitas Airlangga
  • Joni Haryato
Keywords: Osteoarthritis, Complementary, Alternative, Care, Elderly


Introduction :  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative chronic disease that is often experienced by the elderly. The chronic process of chronic osteoarthritis causes clients to choose non-medical treatments. Various factors can influence the tendency of people to choose the method of treatment for the disease. These factors may come from internal, external or client environments.

Objective : Analyze factors related to the use of complementary treatments in elderly with osteoarthritis in Surabaya.

Methods : The research used cross sectional design with cluster  random sampling technique selected 101 respondents. Statistical test with multiple logistic regression.

Results : The results showed that client knowledge of osteoarthritis disease had a meaningful relationship with the selection of complementary care use in elderly with osteoarthritis with p = 0.040

Conclusions : The dominant factor that influences the selection of complementary care in elderly with osteoarthritis is client knowledge of osteoarthritis.