The Effect of Hypercholesterol Herbs Formula on the Quality of Life


Agus Triyono1), Setyo Sri Rahardjo2), Fajar Novianto3)

 

1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret

2)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret

3)Research and Development Center of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicines

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Hypercholesterolemia is a metabolic disorder that is often found in the community. Hypercholesterolemia is a chronic disease, which requires a long treat­ment, even for long life. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of hyper­cholesterol herbs formula, in improving quality of life.

Subjects and Method: A quasi experimental study before and after with no control design was con­ducted at the Jamu Research House, Tawangmangu, Central Java. A sam­ple of 78 hypercho­lesterolemia patients received hypercholesterol herbs formula for 42 days. The dependent variable was quality of life. The independent variable was hypercholesterol herbs administration. Quality of life was measured by short form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire. The data were analyzed by paired t-test.

Results: The score of quality of life of subjects after treatment (mean = 80.72; SD = 12.16) was higher than before (mean= 73.44; SD= 14.71) and it was statistically signi­ficant (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Hypercholesterol herbs formula is effective to improve the quality of life of patients with hypercholesterolemia.

Keywords: Hypercholesterolemia, herbs formula, quality of life

Correspondence: Agus Triyono. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Su­tami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: agustriyono_21@yahoo.com. Mobile: 081329038465.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph-FP.01.01

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