• Tinneke A. Tololiu Polytecnic Health Science Ministry of Health manado
  • Lourrien G. Runtu Polytecnic Health Science Ministry of Health manado
  • Fintya Woley Polytecnic Health Science Ministry of Health manado
Keywords: Controlling of hallucinations, mental disorder, auditory hallucianations


Background. Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) in 2013, issued by the Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia (MOH RI) shows that the prevalence of mental disorders is projected one to two people per 1000 population. It is estimated that about four hundred thousand people suffer from schizophrenia. Over 90% of schizophrenic patients experience hallucinations (Joseph, 2011). According to Stuart and Laraia (2005), patients diagnosed medically with schizophrenia, 20% were reported experiencing auditory as well as vision hallucinations, 70% had auditory hallucinations, 20% had vision hallucinations and 10% had other hallucinations. Hearing hallucinations are conditions in which the client hears voices unrelated to real stimulation, whereas others do not hear it (Dermawan and Rusdi, 2013). Kusumawati & Hartono (2010) explain that the voices heard by the clients, clear or unclear, had driven the patients to communicate or do something. Controlling auditory hallucinations can be done in four ways, namely rebuking hallucinations, talking to other people, conducting scheduled activities and taking medicine regularly (Muhit, 2015). Purpose.The purpose of this study is to describe how the clients used the technique of controlling auditory hallucinations and the reason why the clients used the technique. Method. This research method is descriptive. The population of the research was 159 people. Sampling.The sampling technique used purposive sampling and the sample was 59 people. Result. The results of the study show that the most commonly method used to control hallucination was 52.54% doing activities, 28.81% talking to other people and 18,64% rebuking the hallucinations. The conclusion is to control hallucinations by performing activity is the most convenient way to use (57.63%).