The Reduction of Anxiety Level With Benson Relaxation at Cibabat Cimahi Hospital

Tetti Solehati, Yeni Rustina


Client with post cesarean section is suffering of pain. The pain can cause the anxiety. The anxiety state can be reduced by anxiety management. The anxiety management is not only pharmacological remedy, but also non pharmacological treatment. The aim of the study is to identify the reduction of anxiety level with Benson Relaxation Technique among client with post cesarean section. The design of the study was a quasi experiment with pre and posttest design. The study was conducted at Cibabat hospital Cimahi. The sample is 30 of post cesarean section women with quota sampling based on criteria. The Benson relaxation technique is a mix between relaxation and faith philosophical factor or religion. The focus of this relaxation is a certain word that has a meaning in order to make it calm for the client. This technique is saying several times with the regular rhythm of surrender feeling. The Benson relaxation was given along 4 days every 12 hours for 10 minutes. The HARS-Zung modification is used to measure the anxiety. The instrument was applied before and after intervention along 4 days post cesarean section. The result of the study showed that the mean of anxiety before intervention was 16.47. It was decreased to 14,57. The study found the significant comparing by anxiety state before and after intervention (p = 0.00). Thus, the Benson relaxation can reduce anxiety state among client with cesarean section. The researcher recommends for health services institution, especially maternity department can use the Benson relaxation technique as a standard operational procedure of non-pharmacological anxiety management among client with post cesarean section.


Benson Relaxation Technique, anxiety, post cesarean section

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