SEMANGKA 2nd INTERVENTION
CIMSA FK YARSI
According to available data provided by the Sample Registration System (SRS) Indonesia on 2014, hypertension with complications (5,3%) is the 5th highest cause of death for all ages. The prevalence of hypertension based on assessment on 18-year-old citizens is as high as 34.1%. The aforementioned datas illustrate that hypertension is a very serious and fatal problem for many people. As such, it is necessary to not only treat existing hypertension but also take precautions in order to maintain a normal blood pressure. From there, a community development designed to help people-at-risk initiate and then sustain a healthy lifestyle is founded.
The SEMANGKA community development serves to provide knowledge and promote healthy habits which ultimately aspires conscience in community members, namely people at risk of developing hypertension. Community members include but are not limited to elderly people with a family history of hypertension, active smokers, and obese people. Through SEMANGKA, they learn more about hypertension in general and recommended diets for patients and people-at-risk from webinars and practice healthy customs together such as exercising.
The second intervention consists of a webinar session focused on the recommended DASH diet for hypertension patients and people-at-risk with materials issued by dr. Nadia Chairunnisa for 2 hours and 18 minutes, followed with a Q-n-A session. Community members were required to take a pre-test before the webinar and a post-test afterwards in order to assess their understanding of the webinar materials. The success indicator for the intervention is a >20% raise in test scores. The webinar was held online through Zoom.
During the presentation of the materials, the community members showed high interest. They were active in asking, be it for clarifications or questions, and even gave away their own insights on certain materials. dr. Nadia responded kindly to each inquiry and had the community discuss burning topics so that they could better understand the materials. The mean rate for pre-test scores is 73.36 from a total of 5 questions while the mean rate for post-test scores is 96.36. This shows that the community members’ scores increase 26% from pre-test to post-test. As such, the intervention can be considered a success.