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Relationship between family support and the level of anxiety in high-grade glioma patients: An experiment in Siloam Hospital Lippo village

Abstract

Background: Cancer is one of the most threatening diseases. High-grade glioma is one of the glioma types that develop rapidly. It is formed by the glial cells that support nerve tissue in the brain. Of all primary central nervous system tumors, the incidence of high-grade glioma is approximately 38% of all primary brain tumors. Naturally, cancer patients will have a negative impact physically and mentally. This study aimed to find out the relationship between family support and the level of anxiety in high-grade glioma patients in Siloam Hospital Lippo Village, Tangerang, Indonesia.

Methods: This study used an unpaired categorical comparative analysis with a cross-sectional design study. Data collection began with informed consent and continued with filling out the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) questionnaire. Data was analyzed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS 26.

Results: From a total of 23 respondents, there were 20 respondents (86.96%) with a high level of family support and only three respondents (13.04%) with a low level of family support. Furthermore, there were 18 respondents (78.2%) with a mild level of anxiety and five respondents (21.8%) with a severe level of anxiety. Chi-square bivariate analysis showed a significan-t relationship between family support and anxiety levels (p = 0.006).

Conclusion: There was a correlation between family support and anxiety levels in high-grade glioma patients at Siloam Hospital Lippo Village.

Keywords: family support, high-grade glioma patients, level of anxiety, Siloam Hospital Lippo Village.

How to Cite

Oktaviani, D. R., Prasetiyo, P. D., Wiwing, V., & Wahjoepramono, P. O. P. (2024). Relationship between family support and the level of anxiety in high-grade glioma patients: An experiment in Siloam Hospital Lippo village. Indonesian Journal of Neurosurgery, 7(1), 18–21. https://doi.org/10.15562/ijn.v7i1.269

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Diana Rela Oktaviani
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Patricia Diana Prasetiyo
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Petra Octavian Perdana Wahjoepramono
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