Health Education on Knowledge of The Prevention of Covid-19 Transmission in The Church Community
Keywords:Health Education, Knowledge, Prevention of Covid 19 transmission
Background: The coronavirus pandemic (Covid 19) had an impact on the global health crisis, including in Indonesia. The Covid-19 virus can be transmitted directly through cough droplets and the breath of an infected person which is then inhaled by a healthy person. Prevention efforts through health education are needed to increase knowledge about preventing covid 19 through the 3M health protocol (wear masks, wash hands, keep your distance). The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of health education on public knowledge about preventing the transmission of Covid 19. Methods: The research method was pre-experimental, with one group pre-test and post-test design. The sampling technique was purposive sampling with a sample size of 30 people. The independent variable is knowledge and the dependent variable is health education. Results: The results showed that the knowledge of church members before being given health education was sufficient (47%) and less (20%). Knowledge after being given health education is good (93%) and (7%) sufficient. The average value of knowledge before being given health education is 2.13 and after being given health education 2.93. There is a significant difference between knowledge before and after the Covid-19 prevention health education is carried out. with a p-value of 0.00 Conclusion: Health education is effective in increasing the knowledge of church members about preventing COVID 19 by implementing 3M health protocols (wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining distance) and doing it properly.