Training Program To Support Preparedness of Elderly Health Care Services
Dewi, V.P., & Ismail, R.I.& Kusdhany, M.L. 2018. Training Program To Support Preparedness of Elderly Health Care Services . ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement. Volume 2(1), pp.120-133
|Vita Priantina Dewi||- Centre for Ageing Studies UI
|Raden Irawati Ismail||Centre for Ageing Studies Universitas Indonesia|
|MF Lindawati Kusdhany||Centre for Ageing Studies Universitas Indonesia|
The number of elderly people in Indonesia is estimated to reach 29 million in 2020. The ageing process is usually followed by poor
has been associated with risk of severe cognitive impairment. However, there
is a limited training on older people’s health
and cognitive impairment. Thus, programmes emphasise on
trainings for health cadres, health workers and physicians are
encouraged to improve older persons’ health.
Additionally, health conditions of older persons have a relationship with cognitive
impairment. There was 39% (thirty nine percent) of the
elderly who experienced cognitive impairment in several cities and villages in
Indonesia. Therefore, this study was aimed to provide training to develop and improve the
ability of doctors, health workers and health cadres in conducting counseling for other cadres
and health workers on HVLT (Hopkins Verbal Learning Test) and
Mental State Examination) instruments to measure the cognitive status of
elderly people. The method was PRA in
relation with the definition of community development
as the employment of community to address the needs and empower
groups of people. PRA was also employed together with HVLT, MMSE and a training module. Participants were health cadres, public health workers and physicians. The results of training program showed that in three
months, 61% of 108 cadres showed cognitive
39% of them needed remedial. Training feed back assessment showed that 81% up to 90% cadres performas was good to excellent. 94% of 36 health
workers showed cognitive improvement.
Behavioral assessment showed 100% of respondents was cooperated and
could share their opinions. The
study concluded that a training program might be potential for cognitive
improvement and might be potential
the readiness of elderly people, cadres, health workers, and physicians to support elderly health care system in Depok City
ageing, behavioral asessment, cognitive function, health service, Indonesia, Depok City
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