The Effectiveness of Counseling on the Characteristics of Cerebro Vascular Accident Attack in Golden Period Stage to Quick Attitude to Family Response With Hypertension
Keywords:Hypertension, golden period, attitude, counseling on the characteristics of CVA attacks
Background: Hypertension or high blood pressure is a silent killer disease. Uncontrolled hypertension can damage blood vessels so that they lose elasticity of blood vessels which one of the complications of hypertension is CVA (Cerebro Vascular Accident). Paralysis and even death can occur if late in handling CVA. Families need to know the attitude of response to family members with a history of hypertension who are at risk for CVA attacks. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of counseling about the characteristics of the Golden Period stage of the attack on the attitude of family emergency response with hypertension.
Methods:This study used a one-group pretest-posttest design. The population of this study was families with hypertension who lived in the work area of Boyolangu Community Health Center as many as 125 people by using quota sampling techniques so that a sample of 30 respondents was obtained. Data were collected by giving questionnaires before and after the counseling was carried out and then processed and tested using the Mc Nemar test.
Results: The results showed an increase in attitudes between before and after counseling where p-value (0.003) < α (0.05).
Conclusion: Counseling about the characteristics of the CVA attacks in the Golden Period stage affects the attitude of the family emergency response with hypertension. It is recommended that counseling on the characteristics of CVA attacks can be given to family members who have hypertension so that health improvements can be achieved.