Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

The Phenomenology Study of Phenomenology: Experience of Self-Caring of Leprosy Patients in the Central Medicine and Disabled St. Damian Cancar, Manggarai

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310706,
        author={Maria Getrida Simon and Lidwina Dewiyanti Wea and Lusia Henny Mariaty},
        title={The Phenomenology Study of Phenomenology: Experience of Self-Caring of Leprosy Patients in the Central Medicine and Disabled St. Damian Cancar, Manggarai},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={self-care experience leprosy phenomenology study},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310706}
    }
    
  • Maria Getrida Simon
    Lidwina Dewiyanti Wea
    Lusia Henny Mariaty
    Year: 2021
    The Phenomenology Study of Phenomenology: Experience of Self-Caring of Leprosy Patients in the Central Medicine and Disabled St. Damian Cancar, Manggarai
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310706
Maria Getrida Simon1,*, Lidwina Dewiyanti Wea1, Lusia Henny Mariaty1
  • 1: Unika Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: riasimon0307@gmail.com

Abstract

Leprosy is one of infectious diseases that causes very complex problems, not only in medically context but also to social, economic, cultural and security context. Leprosy is commonly found in developing countries as a result of the country's limited ability to provide health and education services to the community to reduce the level of disability. The aim of this study is to collected data about the experience of leprosy patient to do self-care. The qualitative study was used to identify the themes related to the leprosy patient experience about self-care. Data were collected by interview recorder with voice recorder. There were 4 themes obtained in this study. First theme was the consume drugs, these themes were developed because the majority of the respondent said with consume drugs make the disease improve, the second theme consume nutritious food, the participant said with the nutritious food increase the immune body, the third theme was submerged, the majority of participant always do the submerge to repair the skin, the last them was rubbing with VCO, some of respondent said after submerge they continue with the rubbing the skin used VCO. Based on the result of study, the majority of the participant was do the self-care to prevent the disability, the result of this study to inform the self-care of leprosy, this disease in one of the neglected diseases but we still should to know because maybe around us this disease still exist.