Anxiety Levels and Coping Mechanisms in People with Diabetes Mellitus During the Covid 19 Pandemic
Keywords:diabetes mellitus, anxiety, coping mechanisms
Background: The psychological condition of diabetic patients affects blood glucose. Assessment of
anxiety levels and coping mechanismsis important where diabetic patients are prone to psychosocial
problems that affect glycemic control. Objectives: To analyze anxiety levels and coping mechanismsin
diabetic mellitus patients during the COVID 19 pandemic. Methods: Descriptive methods of analytics
with a cross sectional approach. Sampling with non probability sampling through purposive sampling
in 66 diabetic patients at Idaman Banjarbaru Hospital. Results:The result of the analysis with p-value
= 0.538 > 0.05, concluded Ho accepted. So there is no relationship between anxiety and coping
mechanisms in diabetic mellitus patients during the COVID 19 pandemic. Discussion: Coping is
considered a factor of a person’s equilibrium in the adjustment of anxiety conditions. Coping manages
the problems faced, with adaptive coping then a person succeeds in solving the problem that makes the
level of anxiety decrease.
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