Relationship of Family Support with Quality of Life (QOL) Heart Failure


  • Rizki Sari Utami
  • Siska Natalia
  • Widarti


Support Family, Quality of Life, Heart Failure


Heart failure is a condition in which the heart organ is unable to pump blood throughout the body. This condition can cause shortness of breath, cough and fatigue, resulting in intolerance of activities that have an impact on quality of life. Family support is needed to help patients achieve a better condition. The phenomenon found in the BP Batam Hospital is that there is a shortness of breath and chest pain in the patient which disturbs the quality of life of the patient with heart failure. This research was conducted to determine the relationship Family Support with Quality of Life for Patients with Heart Failure at the BP Batam Hospital. Research methods with quantitative methods. The sample consisted of 37 respondents with a sampling technique, namely total sampling. The data were processed using the Spearman‘s rank test. Univariate analysis of family support in heart failure patients at the Hospital of the majority of BP Batam bad categorized by the number of 19 people (51.4%). Quality of life in patients failing heart in Rumah Sakit BP Batam majority categorized as poor by the number of 19 people (51.4%). Results Bivariate showed no relationship between support for families with a quality of heart failure patients at the Hospital of BP Batam (p value 0,000 <0,05) and has an attachment that is significant with a coefficient of correlation of 0.784. The results of this study are expected to be able to provide health education during visits to the hospital, provide a motivational boost given by medical personnel to families, will encourage families to be actively involved in caring for patients while at home, exchange information and share experiences obtained from other sufferers. can assist patients in maintaining the conditions are optimal.