Jurnal Berkala Epidemiologi
Vol 2, No 1 (2014): Jurnal Berkala Epidemiologi

Anxiety Level Differences Between The Face Of Labour And Multigravida Primigravida

Shodiqoh, Eka Roisa ( Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Airlangga ) , Syahrul, Fahriani ( Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Airlangga )

Article Info

Publish Date
26 Feb 2015


ABSTRACTFacing childbirth is one thing that can cause anxiety. The process of giving birth is not always only somatic, but also psychosomatic. It is because many psychological elements affect the process of giving birth. This study aimed to analyze the differences of the level anxiety in facing childbirth between primigravida and multigravida.The research was conducted with cross-sectional design using questionnaires and Hamilton Rating Scale Anxiety (HRS-A). Interviews were conducted on 43 primigravidae and multigravidae pregnant women on 3rd trimester who checkup at Puskesmas Talango Sumenep.  Sample was taken by simple random sampling. Independent variables in this study were maternal characteristics, internal and external factors which cause anxiety. The dependent variable was the level of anxiety in facing labor.Testing difference in the level anxiety in the face of labor between primigravida and multigravida with Wilcoxon Mann-Whitney U test, where statistic values sig. (2-tailed) is 0,006 or p<0,05 indicating that there were differences in anxiety levels between primigravida and multigravida. The conclusions that can be drawn is that there are differences in the level of anxiety in facing childbirth between primigravida and multigravida. It is recommended for health worker to concern not only on the pregnancy but also on mother’s psychology condition. Health worker should inform husbands to accompany their wife from pregnancy to childbirth.Keyword: anxiety level, labor, primigavida, multigravid   

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