Relationship of Family Support with Anxiety Levels in Preschool Children Hospitalized in Pediatric Ward Syech Yusuf Hospital Gowa Regency, Indonesia

Authors

  • Hartati1 , St. Aminah2 , Muh. Yusuf M.3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2324

Keywords:

Family Support, child anxiety level.

Abstract

The family is a collection of two or more people, with each other tied to each other emotionally, and living
in the same area in an adjacent area. Family support is the attitude, actions, and acceptance of the family of
its members. Anxiety is an individual’s response to an unpleasant situation experienced by all living things
in everyday life. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of family support with anxiety
levels in pre-school age children in the children’s care room at Syech Yusuf Hospital Gowa Regency. This
research method was analytic descriptive with a cross-sectional study design. The research sample of 31
people using Purposive Sampling techniques. Place of research in the Children’s Care Room Syech Yusuf
Hospital Gowa Regency. The study was conducted from July to October 2019. The data collection used
questionnaire sheets. Data analysis using the chi-square test. The results showed that family support of
31 respondents, the highest frequency of respondent family support was good as many as 16 respondents
(51.6%) and the lowest frequency was enough as many as 15 respondents (48.4%). Data on children’s
anxiety level were obtained from 31 respondents, the highest frequency of respondents’ anxiety level was
19 respondents (61.3%) and the lowest frequency was weight, which was 12 respondents (38.7%). Based
on the results of the Chi-Square statistical tests that have been done, it was obtained that the value of X2=
14,685 with a significant level of ? = 0,000 with ? = 0.05. The conclusion of the study showed that there was
a relationship between family support and anxiety levels in preschool children.

Author Biography

Hartati1 , St. Aminah2 , Muh. Yusuf M.3

1
Associate Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Associate Professor in Department of Nursing, Researcher in the
Center of Excellent on Urban Health of Health Polytechnic of Makassar, Indonesia

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Hartati1 , St. Aminah2 , Muh. Yusuf M.3. (2021). Relationship of Family Support with Anxiety Levels in Preschool Children Hospitalized in Pediatric Ward Syech Yusuf Hospital Gowa Regency, Indonesia. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 298-302. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2324