Family Support and Social Support in Pre-Operative Anxiety StatusAuthor(s): Alva Cherry Mustamu*
Introduction: Anxiety is vital in determining the decision of appendectomy surgery. Anxiety may be reduced with support from family and society.
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the relationship between family and social support on the anxiety of preoperative appendectomy patients.
Methods: This study used an analytical descriptive quantitative method with a cross-sectional approach on 15 preoperative appendectomy patients in the operating room. Collecting data using a questionnaire from one month. Data analysis using spearman rank.
Results: The results of this study indicate that family support has a significance value of 0.904 for anxiety, while social support has a significance value of 0.059.
Conclusion: This study shows that family and social support do not affect the anxiety status of preoperative appendectomy patients. Therefore, future studies on the current topic are recommended but with a larger sample to prove the hypothesis.