Author : Lady Galatia Lapian*, Gladys P Thobias, Alexander O Maengkom
Gout Arthritis is a joint inflammation as a manifestation of the accumulation of crystalline deposits of monosodium urate, which are collected in the joints as a result of high levels of uric acid in the blood (Hyperuricemia). Boteme has a compound that is linoleic acid and vitamin C, linoleic acid serves as an anti-inflammatory, while vitamin C to inhibit uric acid reabsorption. The type of research used is quantitative research "quasy experiment design with Pre-post test control group" with the intention to know whether there is influence of Boteme consumption (Setaria Italica) to decrease levels of uric acid in patients with Gout Arthritis. The population in this study is 20 people. sampling is probability sampling by using saturated sampling where all members of the population are sampled. Data were taken through direct interviews with respondents and examination of uric acid levels. Then the data is tabulated and tested statistically using T test with significance level α = <0,05. The results showed that botrim in experimental group had significant effect p = 0,000 with T-count (7,165)> T-table (2,262). And in the control group there is no effect with significant value p = 0,960> α = 0,05 with value of T-count (0,51)> T-table (2,262), meaning Ho refused and Ha accepted. It is recommended in patients with uric acid to avoid food and lifestyle that is not good so avoid the disease gout arthritis. And can utilize herbal plants especially boteme as a drug gout arhritis. Key words: Patients Gout Arthritis, Boteme (Setaria Italica).
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD