HEALTH VOLUNTEER KNOWLEDGE ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTOR IN HEGARMANAH, JATINANGOR, SUMEDANG

Hasniatisari Harun

Abstract


Coronary heart disease is one of the main causes of death and becoming a serious threat to one's life. According to the World Heart Organization (2011), the mortality rate of Coronary heart disease (CHD) was approximately 17 million (30%) of death annually worldwide. CHD is estimated to become the main killer and the most common of all deaths (36%) in 2020. There are many factors that can affect a person to perform a healthy lifestyle. One of the most influence factors in compliance is knowledge. The health volunteer could be empowered in providing education related prevention of CHD. A health volunteer who has a high knowledge can be empowered to undertake or prevent people from the risk of CHD. This descriptive study aimed to identify health volunteer knowledge on cardiovascular risk factors. This study used total sampling technique to recruit the participants. Therefore, there were 36 health volunteers who participated in this study. Quantitative data was obtained by asking the participants using the Heart Disease Fact Questionnaire (HDFQ). The results showed that half of the respondents (50%) have lack of knowledge on cardiovascular risk factors. Most of respondents (86%) did not know that Diabetes Mellitus was the risk factor of heart disease. This study can be concluded that most of the respondents have a lack of knowledge on cardiovascular risk factors. A health volunteer should be provided education related cardiovascular risk factors, especially Diabetes mellitus.


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Cardiovascular; risk factors; health volunteer

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