OVERVIEW OF STRESS LEVEL AND FACTOR ANALYSIS CAUSES OF STRESS IN THE ELDERLY GROUP
CASE STUDY: ELDERLY GROUP OF ST. ANGELA SAMARINDA
Stress is an imbalance of self/spirit and the reality of everyday life that cannot be avoided or changes that require adjustment. Humans develop from helplessness to become perfect and independent human beings and finally become old and helpless again. The elderly experience gradual physical and psychological decline and the decline in these conditions can cause stress for some of the elderly. This study aims to describe the level of stress and analyze the factors that cause stress in the elderly in Samarinda. This research is descriptive qualitative, the study population is all the elderly in St. Angela Samarinda as many as 35 people. Data collection is done through the results of observation and interviews. The results showed that (1) out of 35 respondents, 8 respondents (22.90%) experienced very heavy stress, 10 respondents (28.50%) experienced severe stress, 3 respondents (8.60%) experienced mild stress and 5 respondents (14.30%) experienced moderate stress; and (2) The dominant causes of stress are a limited economy and the emergence of chronic diseases, followed by a decrease in physical strength, lifestyle changes, feeling depressed due to the death of a spouse and feeling lonely.
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