Shari, W. W., Suryani, S., & Emaliyawati, E. (2014). Emotional Freedom Techniques and anxiety level of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Jurnal Keperawatan Padjadjaran [Padjadjaran Nursing Journal], 2(3), 133-145.
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Translation: Anxiety that happens before Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) can aggravate the condition of disease, affecting hemodynamic status, immune disorders and metabolic disorders that result in tissue perfusion and oxygen supply disruption. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is one of the preferred interventions, because based on some literature, EFT can reduce anxiety, overcoming anxiety directly on the cerebral cortex and also address the root causes of anxiety based. The objective of research to determine the effect of EFT intervention on level anxiety of patients undergoing PCI in Hospital X. The research using quasi experimental method to design one group pretest and posttest. 30 people were divided into intervention and control groups by using a concecutive sampling technique. The intervention group received EFT for 15 minutes. Anxiety level is measured before and after intervention using State Trait Anxiety Inventory questionnaire (STAI-S). Data were analyzed by t test. The result showed there were significant differences between anxiety levels before and after the EFT intervention (p<0.05) and significant difference intensity of anxiety after intervention between intervention and control groups (p<0.05). The Conclusion of research is EFT can reduce anxiety levels on patients undergoing PCI. EFT is something that needs to be considered as based on empirical evidence, provide benefits, easy and without side effects.