Anxiety Of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients In Regional Public Hospital Of Dr.T.C.Hillersmaumere

  • Ode Irman
  • Yosefina Nelista
  • Yosephina Maria Hawa Keytimu
Keywords: Anxiety, Acute Coronary Syndrome


Introduction: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is an emergency condition of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Changes due to ACS not only affect physical, physiological but also psychological aspects, namely anxiety. Anxiety in ACS patients after an attack is reported to be up to 60% and increases the risk of complications and mortality. The purpose of research is to explain anxiety of ACS Patients in Regional Public Hospital of dr.T.C.HillersMaumere.

Methods: This type of research is quantitative descriptive. Using consecutive sampling. The average number of ACS patient visits in one month is 35 patients, so the minimum number of samples is 32 patients. The research was carried out in the Intensive Care Unit of Regional Public Hospital of dr.T.C.HillersMaumere with the research time: May-August 2019. Measurement of anxiety using the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). This instrument divides anxiety into two parts, namely trait anxiety and state anxiety. Data analysis uses descriptive analysis

Results: The results showed the average trait anxiety was 41 with a standard deviation of 6.82 while the average state anxiety was 42.9 with a standard deviation of 7.56

Conclusion: All ACS patients experience anxiety with a state anxiety score greater than trait anxiety. Nurses must screening anxiety for all ACS patients in order to determine the right intervention so that quality of life can increased.