Background: Urinary catheterization is a method to provide the urinary diversion and the disability of urination also. A lot of patients are worry, fearful of feeling the pain and discomfort in facing the urinary catheterization. They seem emotional in facing the action of medication and also the treatment, particularly which deals with the urogenital areas which catheter penetrates to enter into the body.
Objective: The purpose of this research is to determine whether the length of time urethral catheterized has a correlation with the patient’s anxiety scale on clients who are attached by urethra catheters in Third Class of Adult Ward Muhammadiyah Hospital of Yogyakarta.
Method: The research is a quantitative research. The design of this research is cross - sectional with the descriptive correlation approach. The samples of this research are patients who are attached by urethra catheters in Marwah and Arofah Ward of Muhammadiyah Hospital of Yogyakarta. The sampling technique is uses the accidental sampling and get 30 respondents. Instruments used are questioners and statistic test uses Spearman Coefficient Correlation Test by computer program, SPSS for windows 11.
Result: The research’s results show that length of time for urethral catheterization in Third Class of Adult Ward Muhammadiyah Hospital of Yogyakarta is more than 72 hours (43,33%), the anxiety scale in Third Class of Adult Ward Muhammadiyah Hospital Yogyakarta is light (76,7%). The statistical test’s result shows that r = 0,002 (r < 0,01). Therefore, there is a significant correlation between the lengths of time for urethral catheterization with the patient’s anxiety scale.