THE QUALITY OF LIFE (QOL) MEMBERS OF LING TIEN KUNG AS ENERGY THERAPY COMPLEMENTARY-ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM) IN SURABAYA
Roshidi, Galuh Anggita
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Complementary-Alternative Medicine (CAM) is non-conventional medicine that addressed to improve the health level of society. CAM covers promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative efforts that obtained by structured education with high quality, safety, and effectivity based on biomedical knowledge which is not listed in conventional medicine. One kind of CAM is energy therapy that defined as healing technique by activating the body's natural healing energy. The healing process works with replace weakened, distorted, or imbalance energy. In Surabaya there is an association named Ling Tien Kung as one of energy therapy CAM that has been established since 2004. The members choose this CAM because it does not use chemical drugs at all. The members are trained about body movements that centered to energy within them self. The aim of this study is to depict quality of life (QoL) belongs to the members of Ling Tien Kung in Surabaya through Indonesian version of WHOQOL-BREF. QoL is defined as an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. WHOQOL-BREF consists of 26 items that divided into four domains: physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environmental health. This tool has been translated into various language and shown good reliability and validity. The sampling in this study used accidental sampling and data process through descriptive statistic to describe QoL and demography of subjects. The result and discussion are presented inside this paper.