Published June 15, 2023 | Version v1
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Empowerment of Coastal Communities in Sungai Cuka Village in Hypertension Prevention

  • 1. Public Health Study Program, Faculty of Medicine,Lambung Mangkurat University, Banjarbaru


Hypertension is a degenerative disease that needs to be watched out for. Hypertension must be treated immediately because it can cause complications such as stroke and coronary heart disease which are the highest causes of death. Hypertension is often referred to as the silent killer because hypertension sometimes has no symptoms. The incidence of hypertension in Sungai Cuka Village is caused by several factors such as lack of physical activity, consumption of lots of salt-containing foods, and the geographical conditions of the people who are on the coast resulting in a greater potential for hypertension to occur. In the community diagnosis through a survey of the residents of Sungai Cuka Village, it was found that the priority health problem in the village was hypertension. So that community empowerment is carried out in the form of anti-hypertension gymnastics, counseling and distribution of posters. The data analysis used is univariate and bivariate. Evaluation of community empowerment is carried out using pre-test and post-test media for counseling and posters, while for exercise it is carried out by checking blood pressure before and after community empowerment is carried out. From the results of the evaluation, it was found that there was a difference in the average knowledge and blood pressure before and after the intervention, meaning that there was an increase in knowledge and a decrease in people's blood pressure after community empowerment was carried out. Based on field findings, it is known that 87.9% of the public have seen and read health education posters and 81.8% understand the contents of the posters that have been presented.



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