Hubungan antara Tingkat Pengetahuan dengan Sikap Lansia dalam Mengatasi Kekambuhan Penyakit Reumatik di Posyandu Lansia Kelurahan Karangasem Kecamatan Laweyan Kota Surakarta
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Rheumatic is a disease that joint attack. Where one of the diseases suffered by the elderly is a disease of the joints. This occurs because of metabolic disorders in the body. Prevalence of rheumatic pain in Indonesia reached 23.6% to 31.3%.The result of preliminary studies, obtained from health workers that there are 42 elderly people who complain legs and experience of waist stiffs, sore joints and muscles after activity. Aims of the research is to know correlation between knowledge level about rheumatic disease with elderly attitude in overcoming recurrence rheumatic disease at elderly healthy service in Karangasem Laweyan of Surakarta. This research is quantitative research method, with design cross sectional design, using form non experimental, and using descriptive correlative. The research conducted at elderly healthy service in Karangasem wards sub city Laweyan of Surakarta. Sample taken by counted 36 respondents by applying technique total sampling. The research instrument was Questioner. Collecting data were analyzed with correlation Product Moment Pearson techniques. The results showed than 36 elderly, the knowledge level of elderly healthy service in Karangasem Laweyan of Surakarta mostly moderate (50%), where as the attitude of the elderly at elderly healthy service in Karangasem Laweyan of Surakarta mostly good (78%). Product Moment correlation test results showed r = 0.701, with p = 0.000 so that concluded there was correlation between knowledge about rheumatic disease with elderly attitude in overcoming recurrence rheumatic disease at elderly healthy service in Karangasem Laweyan of Surakarta. It needed of height level knowledge to keep elder healthy and a good attitude in order to overcome rheumatic disease recurrence. Based on these findings suggested to health in integrated health officials should improve the knowledge of elderly seniors on how to prevent recurrence of rheumatic diseases by providing health education to seniors about how to prevent recurrence of rheumatic diseases.