Guided Imagery Management to Overcome Anxiety Among Cadres During The Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Hana Nafiah Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
  • Dyah Putri Aryati Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to create fear, stress, and anxiety among the
community and health workers, one of which is cadres as the right hand of basic level
services. The public's response during to the pandemic is they feel tension, anxiety, and
panic as well as other psychosomatic symptoms. Guided imagery is a distraction
technique that can be used to reduce psychological problems such as stress and anxiety.
The purpose of this community service activity is to practice guidance imagery
management in an effort to overcome the anxiety of cadres during the Covid-19
pandemic. The target in this activity is 24 health cadres in Bugangan Village and carried
out on September 26, 2021. The methods used Health Education about anxiety and
guidance imagery, measurement of anxiety with the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety
(HARS) before practice the guidance imagery, given training guided imagery and then
measure anxiety after practice guided imagery. The result showed that mostly moderate
anxiety as many as 12 people (50%) before guided imagery and mostly was mild anxiety
as many as 13 people (55%) after guided imagery. It can be concluded that the anxiety of
cadres after guided imagery has decreased. As a cadre, it is necessary to apply and
motivate the surrounding community to be able to train guide imagery in overcoming
psychological problems, especially anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published
2022-06-30