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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN URIC ACID LEVEL AND THE MENTAL HEALTH STATUS, DAS TO THE SOCIETIES IN WEST-MELONGUANE, TALAUD
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Gout disease was a crystals accumulation on the joint due to the high level of uric acid. The increase of uric acid might occur due to consuming food with a high purine and alcoholic drink. Besides attacked and gave a negative impact on physical health, gout disease will affect mental health such as psychological and psychosocial as well. The sufferers’ inability to control the pain will affect their mental health such as anxiety, stress, and depression. This study aimed to figure the relationship between the level of uric acid and the mental health status, depression, anxiety, and stress (DAS) of the societies in West-Melonguanese, Talaud. The method was used a quantitative with description correlation design by Pearson Product Moment sample's test from 52 respondents according to the criteria. This study was taken a place in West-Melonguanese. The data were collected through questionnaires of mental health inventory (MHI) and DAS. The result of the correlation test did not show a significant result between the mental health status to the DAS and gout disease in West-Melonguanese, Talaud, seen from the p-value = 0.771, whilst between the DAS and the level of uric acid shows a significant result, seen from the p-value = 0.005. According to this study, can be concluded that there are no significant correlations between mental health status and the level of uric acid, whilst the DAS variable had significant correlations at a low level.
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. Desi
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