Relationship Of Family Support With Anxiety Levels In Inmates In Women's Correctional Institutions Class II B Padang


  • Sesra Med Madurisa STIKes Alifah Padang
  • Amelia Susanti STIKes Alifah Padang
  • Edo Gusdiansyah STIKes Alifah Padang


Anxiety Level, Family Support, Inmate


Inmates serving sentences face a variety of psychosocial problems such as anxiety caused by fear of the length of sentence, as well as feelings of loneliness and lack of family support for inmates in Lapas. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between family support and anxiety levels in inmates at the Class II B Padang Women's Correctional Institution.This type of research is quantitative with a correlative descriptive design and uses a cross sectional approach. Data collection is carried out for 2 days from April 10 to 11, 2023. The population is all inmates who are entering the Class IIB Padang Women's Prison for the first time. The sampling technique is random sampling with the Slovin formula, as many as 56 respondents. Data collection tools include Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) questionnaire and family support questionnaire with questionnaire method. Univariate and bivariate data analysis.The results of the study were obtained from 56 respondents, as many as 53.6% received unsupportive family support. As for the level of anxiety, 37.5% experienced severe anxiety. The results of the chi-square test obtained p-value = 0.0001 < (α=0.05) which means that there is a significant relationship between family support and the level of anxiety of prisoners. It can be concluded that there is a relationship between family support and anxiety levels in prisoners in Padang Class II B Correctional Institution. For this reason, it is hoped that prison officers, especially prison clinic health workers, can provide deep breath relaxation therapy and are expected to continue to carry out positive coaching and activities that can reduce anxiety in prisoners. Families are also expected to always provide support and attention so that prisoners do not feel forgotten.

Author Biographies

Sesra Med Madurisa, STIKes Alifah Padang


Amelia Susanti, STIKes Alifah Padang


Edo Gusdiansyah, STIKes Alifah Padang