The Effectiveness of the Revitalization of “Jogo Tonggo” as Local Wisdom in Vigilance and Prevention of Transmission of COVID-19 in Central Java Province

Authors

  • Yulianto Prabowo
  • Agus Suwandono
  • Bagoes Widjanarko
  • Sutopo Patriajati
  • Aris Sugiharto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18315

Keywords:

Community engagement and empowerment, COVID-19, Jogo tonggo, Local wisdom

Abstract

Background: Jogo tonggo is an empowerment effort to increase community participation in preventing the
transmission and spread of Covid-19 in Central Java. The study aims to assess the effectiveness of the revitalization
of “jogo tonggo” as local wisdom toward increasing community knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward
COVID-19.
Methods: This study is true-experimental study involving 352 respondents, which are divided into the experimental
group and the control group. The used statistical analyses were paired simple t-test, independent t-test, Mann-
Whitney, and Wilcoxon.
Results: There was an increase in the mean after intervention between group 1 and group 2 including knowledge
of “jogo tonggo” (δ=2.39; p=0.001), knowledge of COVID-19 symptoms and transmission modes (δ=2.87; p=0.001),
knowledge of prevention methods of COVID-19 (δ=1.63; p=0.001), attitudes towards “jogo tonggo” (δ=2.00;
p=0.004), attitudes towards COVID-19 (δ=1.58; p=0.011), and COVID-19 prevention behavior (δ=6.04; p=0.001).
Conclusion: The revitalization of “jogo tonggo” can increase knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward COVID-19.

Author Biographies

Yulianto Prabowo

Postgraduate student, Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University, Semarang City, Central Java,
Indonesia and Central Java Provincial Health Office

Agus Suwandono

Professor and Lecturer at Department of Epidemiology and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University

Bagoes Widjanarko

Lecturer at Department of health promotion and behavioral sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University,

Sutopo Patriajati

Lecturer at Department of health policy administration, Faculty of Public Health, Diponegoro University,

Aris Sugiharto

Researcher and Staff at Central Java Provincial Health Office, Semarang City, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Published

2022-07-04

How to Cite

Yulianto Prabowo, Agus Suwandono, Bagoes Widjanarko, Sutopo Patriajati, & Aris Sugiharto. (2022). The Effectiveness of the Revitalization of “Jogo Tonggo” as Local Wisdom in Vigilance and Prevention of Transmission of COVID-19 in Central Java Province. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(3), 381–387. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18315