Self Mastery Through Active Coping Strategy To Subject With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Case Study: Woman Victim Of Earth Quake)
Baroroh, Ema Zati
Hertinjung, W. S.
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Being a victim of the earthquake can have a terrible impact or threaten the safety of one's soul. The natural disasters can also be a traumatic event taffecting the in-depth and long psychological impact which direct to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This study generally aimed to identify and understand the PTSD symptoms in earthquake victim. The specific purpose was training self-control technique in earthquake victim; therefore, they would be able to respond towards PTSD symptoms adaptively, and understand the efectiveness of active coping strategies to decrease the PTSD symptoms. The hypothesis of this study was the victim’s PTSD symptoms was lessened or reduced after applying active coping strategies therapy. The participant of this study was a woman who was the victim of earthquake and had the signed informed consent statement. The data were analyzed by non parametric Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test and was qualitatvely analyzed. (one- tail p = 0.002, p < 0.05). The quantitative result showed that there was the decrease of PTSD symptoms of the earthquake victim after implementing active coping strategies. This result was consistent with the qualitative data. The qualitative analysis found that the subject was able to be more appropriate to find ways of coping actively as a means of responding PTSD symptoms and was able to keep herself calm. The research finding limitations and recommendations were further discussed.