Improving Health Volunteers and Primary Caregivers Ability in Caring for Elderly With Frailty Syndrome

Eka Misbahatul Mar’ah Has, EMM Has and Elida, Ulfiana and Joni, Haryanto and Rista, Fauziningtyas and Retno, Indarwati (2017) Improving Health Volunteers and Primary Caregivers Ability in Caring for Elderly With Frailty Syndrome. Advances in Health Sciences Research, 3. pp. 140-142. ISSN 2468-5739

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Elderly with frailty need help to do they daily activities. Training for health volunteers and primary caregiver was expected to increase their ability in providing care to the elderly with frailty. So the elderly's quality of life can be maintained, or even improved. The training was conducted at health volunteers and primary caregiver of elderly with frailty at Puskesmas Mulyorejo, Surabaya. Thirty people were involved. The training methods were lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Evaluation was conducted to participant's knowledge by using questionnaire. The results were then presented in a frequency distribution and percentage. The result had show that most participants has enough knowledge (23;76.67%), while the rest were less at pretest. After training 20 (66.67%) have good knowledge, and the rest have enough. Most participants had a pre-post difference in score of 30 points, i.e. 8 (26.67%) people. The highest pre-post score difference was 50 points. There were 3 (10%) participants who have no pre-post score difference. Training can improve health volunteers and primary caregivers knowledge. By increasing knowledge, their ability were expected to increase. Training should be followed by guidance and supervision from the nurses continuously to ensure the care provided was appropriate.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Della Febiyen Prahasiwi
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 07:33
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 07:33

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