EFEKTIVITAS PERNAFASAN RELAKSASI TERHADAP KECEMASAN PADA PASIEN KANKER YANG MENJALANI KEMOTERAPI DI RUMAH SAKIT SILOAM MANADO

  • Vervando J Sumilat
  • Dewi Prabawati
  • Sudibyo Supardi
Keywords: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Anxiety, Relaxation Breathing Exercise

Abstract

Cancer patients will have psychological problems such as anxiety arising from cancer desease or the treatment such as chemotherapy. The purpose of this study was determine the effectiveness of relaxation breathing exercise on anxiety of cancer patients who undergoing chemotherapy. This study used quasi experimental method with pretest and posttest control group design on 92 respondents divided into 46 respondents of intervention group and 46 respondents of control group with purposive sampling. The intervention group was taught relaxation breathing exercise and given leaflet at Siloam Hospital Manado to do it for 4 weeks in April-July 2018. The majority of chemotherapy patients were 69.6% on 45-65 years old, 75% were female, 70.7% were continued education, 54.3% were patients who were diagnosed with cancer ≤ 1 year, 78.3% were mild state anxiety and 52.2% mild trait anxiety. The results of the Wilcoxon test showed that there was significant difference before and after the intervention on anxiety (p value <0.05), with a mean score of 19.80% decrease in state anxiety and 17.79% in trait anxiety. The results of the MannWhitney test showed a significant difference in anxiety between the intervention and control groups (p value <0.05). The results of multivariate logistic regression showed that there was effectiveness of relaxation breathing exercise intervention on anxiety (state-trait) (p value <0.05). Relaxation breathing exercises can reduce 79.20 times anxiety (trait) in cancer patients with chemotherapy. This study recommends the application of relaxation breathing exercises to become a routine exercise for cancer patients during chemotherapy for minimizing anxiety

Published
2019-02-28
How to Cite
Sumilat, V., Prabawati, D., & Supardi, S. (2019). EFEKTIVITAS PERNAFASAN RELAKSASI TERHADAP KECEMASAN PADA PASIEN KANKER YANG MENJALANI KEMOTERAPI DI RUMAH SAKIT SILOAM MANADO. Jurnal Lasallian, 16(1), 31-39. Retrieved from https://ejournal.unikadelasalle.ac.id/lasallian/article/view/69
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