FAMILY SOSIAL SUPPORT AND ANXIETY LEVEL OF HOSPITALIZATION TO PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
Anxiety due to hospitalization is influenced by factors such as age, characteristics family, gender, experience with sickness and hospital care, number of family members dan perception of children towards illness. The research objective is to explain the correlation between family social support and the anxiety level of hospitalization to preschool children in Karunia Ward of Kediri Baptist Hospital. The research design was correlation. The population was the parents whose preschool children in Karunia Ward of Kediri Baptist Hospital. The samples were 31 respondents using Purposive Sampling. The research variables were family social support and anxiety. The independent variable was family social support and the dependent variable was anxiety level of hospitalization to preschool children. Data were collected using questionnaire and then analyzed using Spearman Rho. The research results showed that the majority of family social support to preschool children having high family social support was 26 respondents (83.9%) and most of the anxiety to preschool children with moderate anxiety category was 25 respondents (80.6%). The result of statistical test of Spearman Rho was Ï=0.010 with correlation coefficient r = - 0.456. In conclusion, high family social support decreased anxiety level of hospitalization to preschool children in Karunia Ward of Kediri Baptist Hospital.