Journal of Scientific Health
Vol. 1 Issue 2 (2022)

EFFECT OF TRADITIONAL GAME “DAM-DAMAN” TO DECREASE LEVEL OF DEMENTIA ON ELDERLY

Wimar Anugrah (STIKes Patria Husada Blitar)
Joni Haryanto (Universitas Airlangga)
Ira Suarilah (Universitas Airlangga)



Article Info

Publish Date
07 May 2022

Abstract

Introduction.Elderly at risk of dementia caused by decrease in cognitive function, one of the treatments that is safe with no side effects is the reminiscence therapy with traditional game of “dam-daman” to increase cognitive function. The purpose of this study was to explain the effect of traditional game of “dam-daman” on level of dementia in the elderly. Method.The design of this study was Quasy Experimental design. The population was elderly in Kediri. The total sample were 20 respondents. The sampling technique was multistage random sampling method. The independent variable was a traditional game of “dam-daman”, the dependent variable was level of dementia. Data were collected using MMSE (Mini Mental State Examination) questionnaires and analyzed using Paired t-test and Independent T-test with a significance level of α ≤0.05. Results&Analysis.The therapeutic effect of traditional game of “dam-daman”  to decrease level of dementia on elderly (p = 0.000). There was any significant difference between the control group dan the treatment group after intervention traditional game of “dam-daman”. Discussion.Traditional game of “dam-daman” can improve cognitive function with dementia in the elderly. Elderly can apply the traditional game of “dam-daman” to help them memories. The future studies could add to the respondents and determine the factors according to the characteristic of respondent.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

jsh

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Subject

Health Professions Nursing Public Health

Description

LUX MENSANA (Journal of Scientific Health) is international scientific journal in field of health sciences, include: medicine, nursing, public health, midwifery, nutrition, health biology, medical analysts, physiotherapy, administration of hospital and others. LUX MENSANA journal only accepts ...