Author : Novti T. S.T. Lessy*, Maykel Kiling, Mey Tongo-Tongo
Anxiety is an emotional response to subjective individuals accompanied by various physical complaints. Mothers undergoing labor with sectio caesarea can experience anxiety because they do not know about the actions to be taken or with various complications that will occur. This study aims to look at the relationship between maternal knowledge about sectio caesarea with preoperative patient anxiety in the operating room of the Tobelo Regional Hospital operating room. This research is a quantitative study, with a correlational descriptive method and using a cross sectional approach. The population in this study were patients who were going into labor with a sectio caesarea in the operating room installation of the Tobelo District General Hospital with a sample of 20 people with analysis using the chi square test. The results of this study indicate that the knowledge of mothers who will undergo cesarean sectio surgery is the most is enough as many as 11 respondents (55%), maternal anxiety preoperative cesarean section is the most severe anxiety is as many as 11 respondents (55%) and there is no relationship significant between maternal knowledge about cesarean section and preoperative maternal anxiety (p = 0,400) sig> 0.05. Based on these results it can be concluded that there is no significant relationship between maternal knowledge about cesarean section with preoperative patient anxiety in the operating room of the Tobelo Regional Hospital operating room. The hospital is expected to be able to hold a program in order to improve the quality of nursing care to reduce anxiety in patients with preoperative cesarean section. Key words: Knowledge, Anxiety for preoperative Patients, Sectio Caesarea.
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD