Introduction: Anxiety is a common thing experienced by women who will undergo cesarean section surgery. The level of anxiety and the ability to manage anxiety are not the same for everyone, so efforts are needed to manage anxiety so that there is no delay in surgery. The purpose of this study was to explain the relationship between spiritual experiences and the level of anxiety in patients with preoperative cesarean section.
Methods: The design of this research was correlational analytic with cross sectional approach. The population of this study were mothers who underwent preoperative cesarean section as many as 32 people and with the purposive sampling technique obtained a sample of 30 respondents. The variables measured were spiritual experience and level of anxiety. Data were collected using DSES and HARS instruments. Data analysis using chi square test.
Result: The results showed that 90% of respondents with negative spiritual experiences were in moderate anxiety. The results of the chi square test obtained p = 0.002 which means that spiritual experience is significantly related to the level of anxiety of preoperative cesarean section patients.
Conclusion: Nurses have a role in managing the anxiety of preoperative cesarean section patients. Efforts that can be made are with a spiritual approach so as to create calm for preoperative section patients.