The prevalence of coronary heart disease has a tendency
to raise up every year. The patient has an anxiety because
of ineffective coping at the onset of the symptoms,
insufficient knowledge about the disease and tendency of
hearing the death threat. Research is to know the effect of
giving the handheld finger relaxation on anxiety that
changes to the patients with coronary heart disease at
ICCU Room, Abdul Wahab Sjahranie Hospital.
This Study used Quasi Experiment pre-test and post-test
without control. The sampling technique was NonProbability
sampling (Nonrandom sample), which was
consecutive sampling typed.
The result of this study showed that there was the effect of
giving handheld finger relaxation on anxiety that changes
to the patients with coronary heart disease at ICCU
Room, Abdul Wahab Sjahranie Hospital. It showed with p
Value 0,000 (p>0,05) where the mean value was 15,00
before the intervention showed the level of anxiety was
medium, and the mean value 10,00 after the intervention
showed the level of anxiety was low.
The handheld finger relaxation can reduce the anxiety of
the patients with coronary heart disease.
Handheld finger relaxation,anxiety, coronary heart