RELATIONSHIP CHANGES IN BODY IMAGE WITH ANXIETY PREGNANT WOMEN IN NGIMBANG HOSPITAL LAMONGAN

Heny Ekawati

Abstract


Physiological changes in pregnant women often change their body image which can trigger
anxiety. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of the changes in body
image levels and anxiety of pregnant women. The design of this study was cross sectional
method with purposive sampling. The sample used is 28 pregnant women in hospital
Ngimbang Lamongan on March 2016. The data collection used Hars Scale and enclosed
questionnaire analyzed using Contingency coefficient test with p <0.05. The results show
that 52.6% of pregnant women with maladaptive body image changes experiencing
moderate anxiety, and 22.2% of pregnant women with adaptive body image changes
experiencing mild anxiety. Statistical test results obtained the value of 0.515 with a
significance level was 0.018 (p <0.05) and showed that there was a relationship between
body image changes and anxiety level in pregnant women. It is needed to hold information
about the physiological changes and suggest pregnant women to do antenatal care
regularly.
Keywords: body image, anxiety, pregnant


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