Spirituality Levels and Depression Levels on Elderly in Indonesia Local Health Center
N Oktavianisya, E Mulyadi, E Y Ningsih
Elderly is the final stage of the human life cycle. Most elderly people feel that their condition live were not like their expectations, so this condition can triggers depression. The problem that occurs in the elderly at the Tejaya Health Centre is the unpreparedness of the elderly in facing retirement, most of them are not noticed by their families. This study aims to determine the relationship between the level of spirituality and the level of depression in the elderly at the Teja Public Health Centre in Pamekasan Regency. The research design used analytic, with Cross-Sectional design. The method used gathering primary and secondary data by interview using a questionnaire. The sample in this study used the elderly in the Teja Pamekasan Health Centre Pamekasan Regency as many as 60 people. The results showed that respondents who experienced mild depression (25.0%) and high spirituality (41.7%). Statistical test results with the Spearman correlation test showed p-values was smaller than α (0.01<0.05). This means that H0 was rejected, which means there was a relationship between the level of spirituality and the level of depression in the elderly in the Teja Health Centre in Pamekasan Regency. Someone will increase his spiritual when they experience stress, it can reduce depression in the elderly so they can accept what happens in their lives. Getting closer to God such as Salah, prayer, initiative and reciting the Holy Qur'an, can provide protection for the body and can fulfil spiritual needs.