Implementation of “Germas” and Its Effect on Non-Communicable Disease Control


Veronika Maria Yulianti Bara Bai, Ede Surya Darmawan

 

Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Indonesian government has a program called Healthy Living Communi­ty Move­ment (GERMAS). GERMAS aims to raise awareness, willingness, and ability to live healthy for everyone to realize the highest degree of public health. GER­MAS has six main activities in­clu­ding increased physical activity, improving clean and healthy life be­­­­havior, provision of healthy food, and accelerated nutrition improvement, in­creased pre­­­ven­tion and early detection of di­sease, improving environmental quality, and im­prov­ed education of healthy living. This stu­dy ai­­med to evaluate the implementation of GERMAS and its effect on non-communicable di­sease con­trol.

Subjects and Method: This was a retrospective cohort study. Patients who had non-commu­ni­­­cable disease were selected for this study. The independent variable was GER­MAS pro­gram. The dependent variable was the case of non-communicable disease. The data were obtained from the medical record. The other data were collected by in-depth in­­ter­view and observation. The data were analyzed descriptively.

Results: The incidence of non-communicable diseases decreased after the implement­ta­tion of GER­MAS pro­gram.

Conclusion: GERMAS program reduces the non-communi­cable disease cases.

Keywords: GERMAS, non-communicable disease, Indonesia

Correspondence: Veronika Maria Yulianti. Master Program in Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, West Java. Email: veronika.maria71@ui.ac.id. Mobile: 082213511638.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.03.66

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