Digital Health Education Increases Motivation, Belief and Healthy Life Behavior in Women of Reproductive Age


Emy Suryani, Sri Wahyuni, Henik Istikhomah

Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health Surakarta, Central Java

ABSTRACT

Background: Applications Digital for health promotion attract more attention to the community and health service providers so that they have the potential to overcome the challenges of people’s motivation to change behavior healthy living. The number of women of childbearing age in 2018 was 151,983 people in Surakarta. This study aimed to prove that digital health education has more influence on motivation, belief, and healthy living behavior in women of reproductive age.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasy experiment with design one group pretest-posttest. A sample of 120 women of reproductive age was recruited from Health Center of Mojosongo, Surakarta, Central Java. The dependent variables were digital health education and leaflet. The independent variables were motivation, health belief, and healthy behavior. The data were analyzed using independent t-test.

Results: Mean of motivation score in digital health education (Mean=29.6; SD= 3.07) was lower than leaflet (Mean= 30.90; SD= 2.78) with p= 0.017. Positive health belief in digital health education (Mean= 12.12; SD = 1.25) was lower than leaflet (Mean= 13.15; SD= 2.02) with p= 0.017. Healthy life behavior in digital health education (Mean=0.25; SD= 0437) was lower than leaflet (Mean=0.87; SD= 0.43) with p=0.017.

Conclusion: Digital health education and leaflet can be used to improve motivation, health belief, and healthy behavior in women of reproductive age.

Keywords: digital health education, motivation, belief, behavior

Correspondence: Emy Suryani. Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health Surakarta. Jl. Letjend Soetoyo Mojosongo, Surakarta, Central Java. Email: emyyani@yahoo.com

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.Promotion.ICPH.08.2021.51

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