The Effectiveness of Pragnancy e-Counseling (PeC) on Prenatal Helath Behavior During the Covid-19 Pandemic


  • Mira Rizkia Faculty of Nursing Universitas Syiah Kuala Banda Aceh
  • Elka Halifah Bagian Keperawatan Maternitas, Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh
  • Dara Ardhia Bagian Keperawatan Maternitas, Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh
  • Darmawati Darmawati Bagian Keperawatan Maternitas, Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh
  • Martina Martina Bagian Keperawatan Jiwa, Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda



Prenatal Health Behavior, Pregnancy e-Counseling, Covid-19


The majority of pregnant women during the covid-19 pandemic reluctant to prenatal care for fear of being exposed to the virus, so online counseling is an alternative. The purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness of Pregnancy e-Counselling (PeC) on prenatal health behavior during pregnancy during the Covid-19 period. This research is a quasi-experimental research with Pre-Post Test With Control Group Design. The sampling technique was simple random sampling on 94 respondents divided by 47 pregnant women in the control group and 47 in the intervention group in 6 health centers in Aceh Besar. The PeC intervention began with a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) followed by online counseling guided by a counselor accompanied by the provision of specially designed videos about the health of pregnant women during the Covid-19 period. The instrument used was the standard Prenatal Health Behavior Scale (PHBS) questionnaire. The results showed a significant difference between prenatal health behavior before and after PeC in the intervention group with the Wilcoxon Test (p=0.000), and at post-test between the control and intervenstion Mann-Whitney Test (p=0.000). Conclusion PeC is a very effective method to improve maternal health behavior during pregnancy, especially during a pandemic. So it is highly recommended that PeC can be applied as part of a pregnancy visit to improve prenatal health


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Mira Rizkia, Halifah E, Ardhia D, Darmawati D, Martina M. The Effectiveness of Pragnancy e-Counseling (PeC) on Prenatal Helath Behavior During the Covid-19 Pandemic. J Keskom [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 18 [cited 2024 May 27];10(1):150-6. Available from: