Strengthen the spiritual-based family resilience to overcome the family stigma of leprosy

Nasrudin, Ah Yusuf, Rachmat Hargono, Tjipto Suwandi

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The high burden of stigma received by the family as a result of leper family members requires resources, support, and resilience so that the family will be able to perform its role in caring for the leper family members and reducing the stigma. The Spiritual based family is an important component of the value system and trust for family life in strengthening family resilience. This spiritual factor will be very influential on coping, support, family acceptance of leprosy patients and the process of treatment and family stigma. The purpose of this research was to analyze family spiritual factor with family resilience theory approach in overcoming family stigma. This research used a cross-sectional design. The research population was 174 leprosy families in 21 endemic Leprosy public health centers or Puskesmas in Jombang regency of East Java. The samples were 120 families, taken using a Multi-Stage Random Sampling technique. The Hypothesis test used a chi-square test with a p-value <0.05. The result of the research was that 73 (60.8%) had moderate and high family stigma, 46 (52.5%) moderate spiritual family and 60 (50%) of medium resilience. The family spiritual factor had an effect on family resilience (P = 0.000), and family resilience had an effect on family stigma (P = 0.000). The conclusion was that family spiritual factors influence family resilience to overcome family stigma. Therefore, it is suggested that the intervention to overcome the family stigma must concern with family resilience and family spiritual factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • Family
  • Resilience
  • Spirituality
  • Stigma


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