• Published Date: 29 Aug 2022
  • Modified Date: 29 Aug 2022

The Correlation between Anxiety and Blood Pressure Changes in Administering Computer-Based Competency Test of Ners Students

The study aimed to determine the correlation between anxiety
and changes in blood pressure in administering the Ners
Students computer-based Competency test. The study used a
sphygmomanometer to measure blood pressure and used a
HARS tool for anxiety. The research design used is a quasi
experimental method with a non-equivalent pretest-posttest
design. The analysis method uses quantitative analysis of chi
square correlations and dependent T-test statistical tests. The
results showed no significant association between the anxiety
facing computer-based competency tests and changes in
students' blood pressure, as evidenced by a p = 0.216. There
was a significant difference in the average score between
anxiety before and after taking the computer-based test p=
0.042. There was no significant difference on average between
blood pressure before and after taking the computer-based
competency exam p=0.231. This research concluded that the
anxiety experienced by students in taking competency exams
does not affect changes in blood pressure.