Effectiveness of Audio-Visual Media in Health Education about Fruits and Vegetables Consumption in Early Adolescents at Palangka Raya Elementary School

Authors

  • Untung Halajur1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10771

Keywords:

fruit and vegetable, knowledge, attitude, gender

Abstract

Consumption of fruits and vegetables in Indonesia is still lacking (5%), even though fruits and vegetables

play a role in maintaining the condition of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels to prevent non

infectious diseases. One way to increase public awareness to consume fruits and vegetables is through health

education. Health education through audiovisual media is considered important because it displays elements

of moving images and sounds that stimulate more senses. This study aims to determine the effectiveness

of audiovisual health education media to increase knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of adolescents in the

consumption of vegetables and fruit every day. This research uses quasi experiment method. The sample

of this research is grade 6 students of Menteng State 5, Elementary School in Palangka Raya. The results

showed an increase in the proportion of knowledge and good attitude after the intervention period (p-value:

0.008 and 0.002). There is no significant relationship between sex with students’ knowledge and attitudes

towards vegetable and fruit consumption (p-value: 1.0 and 0.71).

Author Biography

Untung Halajur1

1Lecturer at Department of Nursing, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Palangka Raya Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Untung Halajur1. (2020). Effectiveness of Audio-Visual Media in Health Education about Fruits and Vegetables Consumption in Early Adolescents at Palangka Raya Elementary School. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2280-2284. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10771