Provision of Public Awareness about the Event of Preparedness to Tsunami Hazard on the Beach Sidem Besuki District District Tulungagung

  • Siti Nurhasanah Stikes Hutama Abdi Husada Tulungagung
Keywords: Preparedness, Tsunami, Community, Counseling


Indonesia is a disaster supermarket, because all natural and non natural disasters have been experienced in Indonesia. One of them is tsunami. So the people must have good knowledge in the face of disaster. Unfortunately, the community, especially the family members, do not understand about the preparedness in facing the tsunami disaster. The purpose of this research is to analyze the influence of giving counseling about community preparedness to knowledge of tsunami hazard in Sidem Beach, Besuki District, Tulungagung Regency. The study was conducted on October 11, 2017. Type of observational research, quasi experimental design with one group pre-test approach - post test design and research instrument in the form of questionnaires. Population research of all people in Sidem beach Besuki District Tulungagung regency. Samples were taken by purposive sampling technique of 63 people. Data were analyzed by Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test. The results of the research before the extension of tsunami hazard preparedness, most of the respondents of knowledge less as much as 46 respondents (73%) and after counseling most of the respondents good knowledge as many as 41 respondents (65.1%). Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test statistical test obtained P Value = 0,000 <0,05 so H1 accepted, which means there is influence giving counseling about community preparedness to knowledge of tsunami hazard in Sidem Beach Besuki District Tulungagung Regency. Counseling by health workers as people who are trusted in the health sector is very useful in improving the knowledge of coastal communities about tsunami hazards. It is hoped that people have a good understanding of the tsunami and tsunami preparedness in order to save themselves in the event of a tsunami disaster at any time.

Keywords: preparedness, tsunami, community, counseling