The Effect of Counseling on Prevention Covid 19 Using the Video Call Whatsapp Application on Compliance with the Use of Masks at Families in Kandangan Village
Keywords:CounselingCovid 19, Whatsapp, Compliance, Masks, Family
Background:Anticipating an increase in the spread and number of infections, the public is encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle according to health protocols during the covid 19 pandemic. The phenomenon of knowledge about the use of masks in the community at the time of implementing Emergency PPKM level 3 in the Kediri Regency area has less knowledge and so some have more who do not wear masks. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of counseling on preventing the transmission of covid 19 using the video call whatsapp application on the compliance with the use of masks at families in Kandangan Village.
Methods: This research method is in the form of pre-experimental design with one group pretest - posttest design. The research population is all family members who live in Kandangan Hamlet with a sample of 30 respondents who have experience using the WhatsApp video call application. The sampling technique of this study used purposive sampling. The variable of this research is compliance with the use of masks with the instrument using a questionnaire. Analysis of the effect using the paired sample t test with a significance value α of 0,05.
Results: The results showed that almost all respondents after being given counseling on preventing covid 19 using whatsapp video calls did not comply with using masks as many as 24 respondents (80%), while after being given counseling on preventing covid 19 using video calls whatsapp almost all respondents obeyed using masks as many as 28 respondents ( 86.7%). Analysis of the effect of counseling on prevention of covid 19 before and after using the whatsapp video call application on compliance with the use of masks in families with the results of the paired sample t test -value 0,000 < α 0,05, meaning that there is an effect of providing counseling on prevention of civid 19 using the video call whatsapp application on compliance use masks for families in Kandangan Village.
Conclusions: The video call whatsapp application feature as an online learning medium is very efficient for increasing family understanding to prevent the transmission of covid 19 in the community, so that people obey to apply the use of masks in carrying out activities and interacting in their surrounding environment.