Trend Analysis of the Mobile Health Covid-19 Application as a Preventive Strategic in the Era Of Pandemic Covid-19


Aris Widiyanto, Joko Tri Atmojo, Rina Tri Handayani

School of Health Sciences Mamba’ul ‘Ulum Surakarta

ABSTRACT

Background: Digital technology innovation is believed to increase the effectiveness of the health system’s response to epidemics. Some of the potential benefits of mobile Health (mHealth) applications for managing the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have been explored. This study aimed to determine the trend of using mobile health applications during the COVID-19 pandemic in Surakarta, Central Java.

Subjects and Methods: This study was descriptive and analytical study conducted in Surakarta, Central Java, from February to August 2021. A sample of 184 subjects aged 15 to 64 years was selected in this study. Data were collected using a questionnaire through an online survey. Data were presented in descriptive-analytical form based on the characteristics of gender, age, occupation, and education.

Results: The majority of study subjects were women (84.78%), with an average age (Mean = 20.61; SD = 0.12). As many as 55.98% had used the COVID-19 mobile health application. 51.45% were satisfied with the COVID-19 mobile health application service used. As many as 60.19% of the subjects felt it was faster to get information about COVID-19. 73.78% of the study subjects reported the mobile health application could improved knowledge about preventing transmission of COVID-19. As many as 71.84% reported that the application could assist in implementing health protocols.

Conclusion: The mobile health COVID-19 application accelerates the dissemination of health information, increases knowledge about preventing transmission of COVID-19 and implementation of health protocols.

Keywords: mobile health, COVID-19, application, prevention

Correspondence: Aris Widiyanto. School of Health Sciences Mamba’ul ‘Ulum Surakarta, Central Java. Email: widiyanto.aris99@gmail.com. Mobile: +628139209095.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.Promotion.ICPH.08.2021.52

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