PENGARUH PENDIDIKAN KESEHATAN MELALUI GROUP WHATSAPP TERHADAP TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN IBU HAMIL TENTANG PENCEGAHAN COVID-19 DI KLINIK PRATAMA KASIH BUNDA DELI SERDANG TAHUN 2020

  • Risda Mariana Manik STIKes Santa Elisabeth Medan

Abstract

Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) was first confirmed by the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. In Indonesia, the first COVID-19   case was announced on March 2, 2020. The COVID-19   mortality rate in Indonesia reaches 8.9% and is the highest in Southeast Asia. Prevention of COVID-19  transmission is currently carried out through breaking the chain of transmission by isolation, early detection, and basic protection. In this situation, the Indonesian Midwives Association motivated midwives to modify services by taking advantage of advances in existing communication technology to maintain service quality and prevent an increase in maternal and neonatal mortality in the future. This study aims at determining the effect of health education through the WhatsApp group on the level of knowledge of pregnant women about the prevention of COVID-19  at the Pratama Kasih Ibu Deli Serdang clinic in 2020. The research method used is pre-experimental (pre-experimental design), the time approach in this study uses cross sectional, the design used is One group pre test post test design. The population in this study is all pregnant women who recorded whatsapp numbers in the pregnancy visit register book and were willing to join the whatsapp group, namely there were 57 pregnant women. The instrument used in this study is an online questionnaire which was distributed through the whatsapp group before being given health education and after the material followed by discussion and question and answer through the whatsapp group. Data analysis used is Wilcoxon test. The average level of knowledge before being given health education through the whatsapp group about preventing COVID-19   is 1.84 and the average level of knowledge of pregnant women after being given health education through the whatsapp group about preventing COVID-19 is 2.54 with a significant value. 0.000 or p<0.05, this indicates the influence of health education through WhatsApp groups on the level of knowledge of pregnant women about preventing COVID-19. It is recommended that pregnant women join a whatsapp group that has been facilitated by midwives in their area to get information related to the COVID-19   pandemic and information about pregnancy.

Published
Oct 30, 2021
How to Cite
MANIK, Risda Mariana. PENGARUH PENDIDIKAN KESEHATAN MELALUI GROUP WHATSAPP TERHADAP TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN IBU HAMIL TENTANG PENCEGAHAN COVID-19 DI KLINIK PRATAMA KASIH BUNDA DELI SERDANG TAHUN 2020. JURNAL DARMA AGUNG HUSADA, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 112-118, oct. 2021. ISSN 2656-7350. Available at: <https://jurnal.darmaagung.ac.id/index.php/darmaagunghusada/article/view/1224>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2022.
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