STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ANXIETY OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DESEASE DURING HEMODIALYSIS
Background:Anxiety is one of the most common psychosocial problems experienced by patient of chronic kidney disease (CKD) during hemodialysis. According to some studies, anxiety significantly affects the function and quality of a person’s life. Anxiety is happened…% among the CKD patients who are experiencing hemodialysis. Aims: This study is conducted to analyze the effectiveness of strategies to reduce anxiety of patients with CKD during hemodialysis. Methods: This research is conducted using quantitative research design. Seventeen samples were chosen using purposive sampling strategy, using quasi experimental pre-test and post-test without control group. Some including people aged 30-55 years old, have mild anxiety experience (score min.5) and are in normal blood pressure during the time of the intervention. The level of anxiety was measured by Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale. Data was analyzed using Wilcoxon test, with p value < 0,05. Result : The mean anxiety levels decreased before and after intervention were 12.76 to 8.76, median 13.00 to 9.00 (Wilcoxon test equal to -3.425 and p value = 0.001). Conclusion : This findings describes the benefits and significance of a combination from relaxation training and hypnosis of five fingers which can reduce the scores of anxiety response in CKD patients during hemodialysis.