EFT Psychoeducation Program to Reduce Anxiety Levels in PLWHA

Kumalasari, Ervina and Siswanto, Siswanto and Winarno, Alphonsus Rachmad Djati (2023) EFT Psychoeducation Program to Reduce Anxiety Levels in PLWHA. In: The 2nd International Seminar on Multicultural Psychology, 14-16 july 2023, Faculty of Psychology Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya.

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HIV/AIDS infections are having the characteristics of chronic and terminal diseases and cause a weakening of the body's ability to fight infections that occur in the body. PLWHA experience both major physiological and psychosocial stressors such as difficult life experiences, decreased quality of life, and the emergence of stigma attached to individuals. They tend to experience more anxiety than the general population. EFT is a method that can be used to reduce anxiety levels by lightly tapping the fingertips on the body's meridian points followed by thoughts reprocessing and acceptance therapy to overcome negative emotions and thoughts. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of EFT to reduce anxiety in PLWHA. The method used is an experimental one-group pretest-posttest design. The participants in this study were eight volunteers from the Yayasan Sehat Peduli Kasih (YS Peka) which focuses on social support and rehabilitation services for PLWHA. The data analyzed using a statistical test of Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test between the pretest and posttest showed a significant decrease in anxiety (Z = -2.539, p<.05). The recommendation given to PLWHA is to practice doing EFT independently to help overcome anxiety. Keywords: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Anxiety; Emotional Freedom Technique; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; Psychoeducation

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and Psychology > 150 Psychology
100 Philosophy and Psychology > 150 Psychology > Abnormal Psychology
Divisions: Graduate Program in Psychology > Master of Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Siswanto .
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2023 22:19
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 22:19
URI: http://repository.unika.ac.id/id/eprint/32594

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