Effect of Positive Self-Talk on Anxiety Among Patients with Covid-19

ice septriani saragih, Friska Sri Handayani BR Ginting, Rumbun Sirait

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Introduction: Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a problem that is being widely recognized and occurs in more than 200 countries in the world. The increase in cases has a negative impact on aspects of human life, which can cause anxiety. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of positive self-talk on the anxiety of COVID-19 patients.

Methods: The population in this study were all COVID-19 patients at Adam Malik Hospital Medan with a total sample of 70 people. The sampling technique is non-probability sampling with a purposive sampling with the inclusion criteria in this study of patients with COVID-19 who were hospitalized with moderate degrees, patients who were cooperative and able to follow the instructions of the researcher. The research design was quasi-experimental and the data analysis used was paired t-test and independent t-test with the p-value <0.05.

Result: The results showed that there was anxiety before and after the action was taken between the control group and the intervention group (p=0.000, <0.005). Based on the independent t-test, it showed that there was a positive effect of self-talk on the anxiety of COVID-19 patients before and before the action was taken (p = 0.000, <0.005).

Conclusion: Therefore, these results indicate that positive self-talk is effective in reducing anxiety levels in COVID-19 patients. This intervention can be used as an alternative in nursing services to help reduce anxiety levels


Positive self-talk, anxiety, COVID-19 patients

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