Abdul Wakhid, S.Kep., Ns., M.Kep.,Sp.Kep.J.
Background and Purpose: Logotherapy is a therapy to discover the positive meaning behind an unexpected event. Logotherapy is carried out individually or in groups in the form of counseling and oriented to the search for the meaning of individual life. This study aims to improve the quality of life of patients with renal failure who underwent hemodialysis. Method: This research was conducted by using quasy experiment with pre and post test without control group method, it means that data collecting was done to respondent to compare quality of life before and after intervention. The sampling technique was done by the total sampling method that is taking the whole sample by keeping in mind the predefined criteria. The number of patients undergoing hemodialysis in Ungaran hospital as many as 21 people and in Ambarawa hospital as many as 25 patients. Data analysis was done by using test t test dependent. Result: The result showed that from 46 respondents got the mean of quality of life of patients who had hemodialysis 60.22 with lowest score 55 and highest score 69. Whereas from 46 respondents got the mean score of life quality of patients who had hemodialysis 88.72 with score the lowest score 79 and the highest score 103. The result of statistical test with t test dependent is known there is influence of logoterapi to the ability of meaningful life on client who undergo hemodialysis at Semarang Regency hospitals (p value: 0.0001). Conclusion and recommendation: Advice on the need to improve the nurse's ability to provide health services, including the provision or guidance of the discovery of the meaning of life for hemodialysis patients, in addition to hemodialysis, there are internal factors of the patient that can be used as a motivation to recover from illness. Keywords: Logotherapy, quality of life, kidney failure