EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF ANDROID-BASED HEALTH APPLICATIONS IN IMPROVING COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOR DURING THE SARS-COV-2 PANDEMIC IN BARENGKRAJAN VILLAGE
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit various countries around the world. Various preventive measures have been taken by the government to resolve this extraordinary case, such as physical distancing, social distancing, always wearing masks outside the home, etc. The impact of preventing Covid-19 greatly affects several sectors, especially the health service sector. Health services during the pandemic are changing very quickly, leading to online services ( online ); this aims to minimize direct interaction so that hospitals, health centers, and clinics have their own online systems from registration to consultation. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of e-health application educationSTIKES RS Anwar Medika in increasing the knowledge and behavior of the community. The research method used in this study is a quasi-experimental research method with a pre-post control group design with the research sample being residents of Barengkrajan Village, Dusun Badas and Dusun Bantengan. The results of this study are that there are differences in people's knowledge and behavior between before and after being given education related to the e-health application of STIKES at Anwar Medika Hospital and there is a relationship between knowledge and community behavior related to PHBS. This is evidenced by the Pearson correlation parametric statistical test where the results show that there is a positive correlation with a very strong and significant correlation strength.