Storytelling Therapy Effectively Reduces Anxiety in Children with Leukemia at DR Wahidin Sudirohusodo General Hospital Makassar

Effect of Storytelling Therapy can Reduces Anxiety for Children with Leukemia at DR Wahidin Sudiro Husodo Hospital in Makassar

  • Ruris Haristiani Fakultas Keperawatan, Universitas Jember
  • Wahyuningsih Wahyuningsih Fakultas Ilmu Kesehatan, Universitas Patria Artha
  • Susaldi Susaldi Fakultas Kesehatan, Universitas Indonesia Maju, Jakarta

Abstract

Background: Children with leukemia are prone to experience anxiety due to various factors. Moreover, side effects of chemotherapy such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting add stress to the children. Storytelling therapy can be used as one of the non-pharmacological methods to reduce anxiety in children.

Objectives: seeing the effectiveness of storytelling therapy with audio-visual media in reducing anxiety in children with leukemia

Methods: quantitative research with quasi-experimental: pretest-posttest without a control group. Anxiety in children is measured by Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) instrument. Statistical test with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test with α = 0,05

Results: There is a decrease in anxiety levels in children with leukemia after being given story-telling therapy. Based on data analysis by the Wilcoxon test, p: 0.000 means story-telling therapy is effective in reducing anxiety in children with leukemia at RSUP DR Wahidin Sudiro Husodo Hospital Makassar

Conclusion: Storytelling therapy with audio-visual media is effective in reducing anxiety levels in children with leukemia

Published
2022-06-30