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The Role of Self Stigma towards Psychological Well-Being in Leprosy Patient
Introduction. This study aims to determine the role of self-stigma towards psychological well-being to the people who have had leprosy in South Sumatera. The study hypothesis that there is a role for self-stigma towards psychological well-being viewed from psychological distress in peoplewho have had leprosy in South Sumatera.Methods. The participants of this study were people who have had leprosy who finished their medical treatment. The research sample was 112 people who have had leprosy. This study used the consecutive sampling technique. Psychological well-being and self-stigma were measured by the scale. The research used simple regression analysis.Results.The result obtained by the value of R= 0.442, R square= 0.178, F= 11.821, and P= 0,000 (p<0,05). It was proved that self-stigmahas a significant role in 17.8% towards psychological well-being. Conclusion. There is no difference in psychological distress based on the role of self-stigma and psychological well-being of people who have had leprosy in South Sumatera.
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Journal of Biomedicine & Translational Research
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