THE EFFECT OF EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE ON ANXIETY AND SLEEP QUALITY IN POSTPARTUM MOTHER

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mutiara Ariska
Neneng Widaningsih

Abstract

Introduction: Anxiety in postpartum mothers often occurs because postpartum mothers are faced with the adjustment process, especially during the collection phase. The impact of anxiety and decreased sleep quality during the postpartum period, if not handled properly, can cause mental stress on the mother, and if it continues to cause postpartum blues, it can even progress to postpartum depression. There is an alternative therapy that is generally used to deal with emotional stress, namely the Emotional Freedom Technique.


Method: This research is quantitative with a pre-experimental method and a one-group pretest-posttest design. The data obtained is primary data. The sampling technique used was purposive sampling, with the study population being postpartum mothers and a sample of 15 postpartum mothers 34 days. The independent variable is Emotional Freedom Technique, and the dependent variables are anxiety and sleep quality. Data collection was carried out using a questionnaire, and data analysis was carried out using analytical techniques for univariate and bivariate.


Objectives: This study was to determine the effect of EFT on anxiety and sleep quality in mothers during the postpartum period in the Greater Bandung area.


Result: The results of this study indicate that the average postpartum mother's anxiety has decreased and the mother's sleep quality has increased after being given EFT. The results of the paired sample t-test data analysis show that Emotional Freedom Technique has an effect on anxiety with a p-value of 0.004 and Emotional Freedom Technique has an effect on quality sleep with a p value of 0.000.


Conclusion: Based on the results of the research, it is proven that the Emotional Freedom Technique is effective in reducing anxiety and improving the quality of sleep for postpartum mothers. It is recommended that future researchers conduct research with a larger sample size and conduct EFT training first.

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