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Effects of self-affirmation and positive visualization therapy for anxiety in 3rd-trimester pregnant women during the pandemic

  • Lailatul Khusnul Rizki ,
  • Nur Masruroh ,
  • Esty Puji Rahayu ,


Introduction: Adaption is required in responding to changes that can overcome the community's physical and mental health concerns, particularly adaption of pregnant women in preparation for childbirth during COVID-19 to minimize maternal mortality in Indonesia. Pregnancy during a pandemic like this may increase the risk of anxiety disorders in pregnant women. As a result, every individual must have a positive affirmation.

Method: The purpose of this study is to learn more about the impact of self-affirmation and self-positive imagery on anxiety disorders in pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. A quasi-experimental design was adopted in this investigation, comprising pre- and post-test groups. There are 52 people in the population. Sampling employs the Probability sampling approach in conjunction with simple random sampling. The intervention was performed four times. The respondent's degree of anxiety was assessed using the perinatal anxiety screening scale (PASS) questionnaire.

Result: According to the findings, the average anxiety level prior to the intervention was 35.59, and the average anxiety level after the session was 18.72. Implementing self-affirmation and positive visualization has a significant (p = 0.000) effect on anxiety.

Conclusion: During the pandemic, self-affirmation and positive imagery should be supplemented by a commitment to increasing positive thinking before to childbirth.


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How to Cite

Rizki, L. K., Nur Masruroh, & Rahayu, E. P. . (2023). Effects of self-affirmation and positive visualization therapy for anxiety in 3rd-trimester pregnant women during the pandemic. Bali Medical Journal, 12(3), 2797–2800.




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