Reproductive Health Education in the Elderly

Yuli Mulyanti Soenar, Deswani Kasim

Abstract


An understanding of reproductive health in the elderly, especially women, becomes so important because there are so many changes that occur when women enter old age. Decreasing reproductive health in women occurs when women enter menopause. For this reason, it is necessary to provide appropriate information to the elderly regarding the health of their reproductive system, to avoid health problems that threaten the overall condition of the body. This study aims to determine the effect of reproductive health education in the elderly. The research method used was quasi-experimental with non-randomized pretest-posttest group control design. The number of samples in this study was 62 people consisting of 32 people in the intervention group and 30 people in the control group. Data analysis in this study with paired t-test and independent. The results showed that there was a significant difference in knowledge of the elderly between the intervention group and the control group after the intervention (p-value = 0,000), so there were significant differences in the attitudes of Keywords: reproductive health education, elderly, knowledge, attitudes the elderly between the intervention and control groups, after the intervention (p = 0.008). The conclusion is that there is an influence of reproductive health education in the elderly on the knowledge and attitudes.


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reproductive health, elderly, knowledge, attidtudes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24203/ajas.v7i5.5916

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