The Relationship Between Anxiety Levels and Blood Pressures of Laboratory Practicum Participants Among Medical Students in University of Tadulako

  • Tri Setyawati Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia, Center for Research on Health, Wellness and Sustainability, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia
  • M. Sabir Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia, Center for Research on Health, Wellness and Sustainability, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia
  • Noer Fatma Medical Study, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia
  • Andi Nur Asrinawati Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Nasir Center for Research on Health, Wellness and Sustainability, Faculty of Medicine, Tadulako University, Palu 94148, Indonesia
Keywords: Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Exam Anxiety

Abstract

University students are potentially to suffer academic related stress or other psychological problems. Anxiety is a term used for some disorders which cause nervousness, worry, fear, and apprehension. Student may suffer different levels of anxiety in different period including exam period or test period. this condition can lead to overload and certain health problems. This is a cross sectional study involving 128 medical students attending biochemistry laboratory practicum in Faculty of Medicine Tadulako University. Automatically tensimeter was applied to measure the blood pressure and HARS was used to measure anxiety levels. There is a correlation between anxiety and blood pressure with p=0.005 and coefficient correlation 0.247. 

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2019-09-16
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