Gratitude and Anxiety In Families With Covid 19
Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS COV 2. The SARS COV 2 virus can spread very quickly and can even cause death, making most people feel anxious. Anxiety about COVID 19 certainly has a huge impact, especially on the families of COVID 19 patients. One of the efforts to reduce anxiety is by increasing a sense of gratitude. Gratitude is one way of diverting individuals from negative psychological states to positive ones. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the relationship between gratitude and anxiety in the families of Covid 19 patients. This study used a quantitative descriptive method. The study participants involved 71 people (N = 71) who were selected using convenience sampling technique. Data collection in this study was conducted online using google form. This study used the HARS (Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale) scale to measure anxiety. And the adaptation of the gratitude scale according to the average size of Indonesians compiled by Listiyandini, et al. The results showed that gratitude has a significant negative measure between the level of gratitude and the reduction rate in the family of covid 19 patients (co-efficiency has = -267; p = 0.024). These results indicate that a high level of gratitude can reduce family anxiety of Covid 19 patients. The suggestion from this study is that the victim's family can increase a sense of gratitude as an effort to reduce anxiety due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Keywords: Gratitude; anxiety; family of covid 19 patients
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