The Effectiveness of Mobile Application as an Alternative of Health Education Media for Adolescents in the Middle School

Authors

  • Noordiati1 , Erina Eka Hatini1 , Greiny Arisani1

Keywords:

mobile application, adolescent, health school

Abstract

Adolescent health problems are still becoming major issues in health issues such as smoking behavior,

drugs, and free sex. Improving health school age and adolescent is prioritized in promotive and preventive

efforts. One of them is done through the school health effort. The purpose of this study was to determine

the effectiveness of mobile applications as a health education media for adolescents in secondary schools

towards adolescent knowledge and attitudes about health, compared to printed media. This type of research

is quasi experimental research with a two group comparison pretest-posttest design. There were significant

mean differences in knowledge, attitudes and skills before and after getting an intervention using the mobile

application media (p = 0.000). There were significant mean differences in knowledge, attitudes and skills

before and after getting an intervention using the My Health Report Card (p = 0.000). There was a significant

mean difference in knowledge, where the mean score of knowledge was higher in the group using the mobile

application media compared to using the My Health Report Card (p = 0.000). There are no differences in the

attitudes and attitudes of groups who use the mobile application media and who use the My Health Report

Card.

Author Biography

Noordiati1 , Erina Eka Hatini1 , Greiny Arisani1

1Lecturer on Department of Midwifery, Polytechnic of Health, Ministry of Health, Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Noordiati1 , Erina Eka Hatini1 , Greiny Arisani1. (2020). The Effectiveness of Mobile Application as an Alternative of Health Education Media for Adolescents in the Middle School. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2291-2295. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10775