Development of the Erdanela model for stroke prevention in the elderly: Effectiveness Test

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Abstract

A newstroke-prevention service (ERDANELAmodel) has been developed at nursing homes by empowering elderly caregivers to become service-implementing cadres.The aim of this study is to investigatethe effect of empowermenton the knowledge, attitude, skill,and behavior of elderly caregiversabout stroke-prevention servicesinnursing homes.A quasi-experimental study was conductedon52 elderly caregivers who were working at 3 nursing homesin West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. The questionnaire design consists of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavior variables. Interventionin the form of training was carried out forthreedays, using pre-test and post-test methods. The results of this research are the majority of caregivers are 40-49 years old(34.60%), male(51.9%), have middle school education(48.10%), have monthly income bigger than theRMW(75.00%), worked in nursing home>5 years(67.30%), and never attended training while working at nursing-home (73,10%).Caregiversknowledge,attitude,skill,and behavior meanwas 18.23±1.89, 7.65±1.22, 6.75±1.37 and 6.00±0,91 respectively before training, and significantly it has increased to 25.48±3.38, 10.15±.09, 9.10±0.96, and 7.06±1.43 respectively after training with sig=0.000<0.05.Empowerment has succeeded in increasing the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors of elderly caregivers to become service-implementing cadres of the new stroke-prevention service at nursing homes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Penelitian Pendidikan IPA
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2022

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