The Knowledge Relationship And Family Attitude with Anxiety in Caring for Family Members People with Mental Disorders in Poly Jiwa Dadi Area Specialty Hospital Province of South Sulawesi


Mental disorders are patterns of a person’s behavior related to distress symptoms or impairments in one or more important functions of a human being. The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge and family attitude towards anxiety in caring for family members who have mental disorders. This study used an Analytical Survey method with a Cross-Sectional Study approach. The research instruments used are knowledge, attitude and anxiety. The data analysis used is univariate analysis, employed to produce the frequency and percentage of each variable, and Bivariate analysis to examine the research hypothesis to determine the relationship of dependent and independent variables by using Fisher’s Exact Test. The results of this study showed more respondents with mild anxiety of 52.5 % with a value of ρ = 0.005 which means ρ < α = 0.05. This study showed more positive attitude respondents with mild anxiety of 55.5 % with a value of ρ = 0.042 which means ρ < α = 0.05. It is recommended for further researchers to examine other variables that have not been studied with more samples.


Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Anxiety, mental disorders

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