THE RELATIONSHIP OF STRESS WITH THE LEVELS OF CORTISOL TB SUFFERERS

Chilayatiz Zahroh, Difran Nobel Bistara

Abstract


Stress is a natural thing, but in people with TB should be minimized in order to the sufferer does
not decrease the immunity. This research aims to know the relationship of stress with the levels
of cortisol in TB sufferers in Puskesmas Tambelangan Sampang Madura.
This research method was analytic. The taking of the sample with the
total sampling techniques, obtained 13 respondents. Variable of this research were levels of stress
and cortisol levels of TB sufferers. The level of stress was measured by
the questionnaire and cortisol levels measured by examination of a blood sample. The data were
analyzed using theWilcoxon signed rank test test.
Majority of respondents experience medium stress, and cortisol levels was in the normal range. The
Wilcoxon sign rank test showed the value of ρ count > ρ table; indicates that there was relationship
of stress with the levels of cortisol TB sufferers.
Stress will increase hormone cortisol and suppress the immune system. Therefore sufferers TB should
be able to manage stress so that the immune system of the body getting stronger in the fight
against TB germs.
Key words: stress, cortisol, Tuberculosis


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