Upaya Peningkatan Kesehatan Lansia Melalui Pendidikan Kesehatan Massage Kaki di Posyandu Lansia Lenggono

Maula Maratus Solikhah, Mutiara Dewi L
2020 Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat Al-Irsyad (JPMA)  
Hypertension is known as the silent killer disease because the symptoms are few, sometimes it does not cause any symptoms at all. One of the non-pharmacological therapies that can be given to people with hypertension is foot massage. The aim of this community service activity is to increase the knowledge of the elderly about foot massage. The target of this activity is the elderly group of Posyandu Lenggono. Implementation of this community service activity includes lecture, question and
more » ... and online discussion. The activity stages include meeting with elderly health cadres, preparation of tools and materials, implementation of health education and monitoring, and evaluation. The result of this activity shows the increasing knowledge of the elderly about foot massage from an average value of 46.4 to 82.4. Recommendations that can be taken from this activity are monitoring and evaluation the results of this community service activity where collaborate with cadres and health workers. Key words: elderly, hypertension, foot massage
doi:10.36760/jpma.v2i2.140 fatcat:2lh4raxyung2bdbcpcckncfsaq