TINGKAT KECEMASAN PASIEN YANG MENJALANI TINDAKAN KEMOTERAPI DI RUMAH SAKIT MARTHA FRISKA PULO BRAYAN MEDAN
Cancer is the second deadly disease in Indonesia. One of the treatments for cancer sufferers is chemotherapy. Patients having chemotherapy are often anxious, afraid, and anxious about chemotherapy and side effects during chemotherapy that can cause a very bad physical condition, namely experiencing hair loss, nausea, vomiting, and pain throughout the body. This study aims at describing the level of reports of patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Martha Friska Pulo Brayan Hospital, Medan. This is Descriptive Research. The population in this study is all patients who underwent chemotherapy at the Martha Friska Pulo Brayan Hospital in 2018, which the average number of people is 53 per month. The sampling technique used was done with accidental sampling totaling 53 people. The results of this study are collected by 8 people (15.1%), moderate data are 36 people (67.9%) and heavy results are 9 people (17.0%). The conclusion of this study is that the loss of patients undergoing chemotherapy is a moderate estimate. It is recommended that cancer patients should not be too anxious about taking chemotherapy and adhere to the chemotherapy schedule according to the prescribed schedule, adhere to the recommendation to eat less but often to reduce nausea and vomiting. Nurses are expected to be able to provide good therapeutic communication for cancer patients regarding chemotherapy, especially for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy for the first time. For Martha Friska Pulo Brayan Medan Hospital in order to provide health education for cancer patients about the effects of chemotherapy, provide training in therapeutic communication for nurses in dealing with cancer patients who will undergo chemotherapy so that patients’ anxiety will be declined.