The Effectiveness of Health Education through WhatsApp on Increasing Knowledge and Attitudes of TB Patients in Prevention of Pulmonary TB Transmission at the UPTD Puskesmas Tapung II

Authors

  • Salmiyenti yenti a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:26:"Stikes hangtuah pekan baru";}
  • Mitra Mitra Universitas Hang Tuah Pekanbaru
  • Zainal Abidin Universitas Hang Tuah Pekanbaru
  • Novita Rany Universitas Hang Tuah Pekanbaru
  • Emy Leonita Universitas Hang Tuah Pekanbaru

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25311/keskom.Vol9.Iss1.1006

Keywords:

Knowledge, Attitude, TB, Whatsapp

Abstract

Tuberculosis is the biggest health problem in the world, after HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) so it must be treated seriously. The implementation of media health promotion is one of the important things, this is related to health promotion goals and materials. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of health education through WhatsApp on the knowledge and attitudes of TB patients in preventing pulmonary TB transmission at the UPTD of the Tapung II Health Center in 2021. The research location was in the UPTD of the Tapung II Health Center. Type The research method is a quantitative study using a quasi-experimental design with control or pre and post-test. The research sample consisted of 30 people, the sampling method was using purposive sampling, dividing the entire sample into 2 groups, namely group I (experimental) and group II (control). Data analysis was carried out using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate methods. It was found that there is a difference in knowledge before and after the intervention through the WhatsApp media with a p-value of 0.000 (p-value <0.05). There is a difference in attitude before and after the intervention through Whatsapp media with a p-value of 0.000 (p-value <0.05). The conclusion of this study is the effectiveness of health education via WhatsApp in increasing the knowledge and attitudes of TB sufferers in the prevention of pulmonary TB transmission. It is recommended to the person in charge of the TB program at the Puskesmas to always be active in TB consultations via WhatsApp, and for the local government, especially the Kampar District Health Office, to be able to design better health promotion strategies in reducing TB cases through TB prevention programs.

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Submitted

2021-11-05

Accepted

2022-10-29

Published

2023-03-31

How to Cite

1.
yenti S, Mitra M, Abidin Z, Rany N, Leonita E. The Effectiveness of Health Education through WhatsApp on Increasing Knowledge and Attitudes of TB Patients in Prevention of Pulmonary TB Transmission at the UPTD Puskesmas Tapung II. J Keskom [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 May 27];9(1):1-11. Available from: https://jurnal.htp.ac.id/index.php/keskom/article/view/1006

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