UPAYA PENINGKATAN PENGETAHUAN TENTANG ASAM URAT PADA LANSIA DI POSYANDU LANSIA RT 12 KELURAHAN RAWASARI

Mila Triana Sari

Abstract


Lack of knowledge of the elderly about gout and various things related to gout will have a negative impact on the health of the elderly, family and society. One effort that can be done by nurses is to provide health education to the elderly. Elderly Posyandu in the Rawasari Community Health Center work area is one of the partners who have carried out the elderly posyandu activities according to the program, but in practice most of the elderly do not know about gout. The target and outcome of community service activities is to increase the knowledge of elderly gout, understanding, causes, signs and symptoms of gout, gout treatment, selection of foods that are allowed and which are not recommended for gout and complementary therapies for gout. The method of implementation used is survey, observation, interview, discussion, question and answer, demonstration through health education and examination of gout. This community service activity was attended by 25 elderly people. The results of this activity were 35% of elderly people suffering from gout, most of the elderly knew about gout and things related to gout, all the elderly attended health education from the beginning to the end and most actively participated during the activity. It is recommended to increase diposyandu activities for the elderly by providing health education with various material and regular health checks.


Keywords


Increased Knowledge; elderly, gout

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.36565/jak.v1i2.39

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