MENTAL HEALTH EMPOWERING FOR HEALTH CADERS BY USING MOBILE SCREENING TOOLS

Authors

  • KUSUMANINGTYAS RIFAT Center of Public Health, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • KUSUMARATNA RINA Department of Community Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • GULTOM CINDY Department of Community Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • PRATIWI CINDY Department of Community Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • SUCI WITRIASTIKA Mampang Prapatan Public Health Centre, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v3i5.153

Keywords:

mental health, early screening, mobile tool, empowering, health caders

Abstract

Based on the monitoring of the Healthy Family Application in 2015, as many as 15.8% of families had severe mental disorders. In primary health care, one of the activities is to improve the quality of community mental health. In the mental health community program, the main target was society, with activities for socialization and early screening regarding mental health problems. Individuals with mental disorders (ODGJ) could participate in a work activity therapy program. This study aimed to screen for mental-emotional health problems and empower cadres to conduct community screening by using the mobile tool. A cross-sectional design among 13 health cadres of one district health center in South Jakarta Indonesia, and 120 residents aged 15-59 years. Using the SRQ-29 instrument for initial screening and early detection of mental health in the community from October through November 2021. Based on early detection, there were 13% of subjects indicated psychological problems, such as psychotic disorders, PTSD, and combined. The understanding of cadres about screening tools and knowledge were increased after peer education on “Emotional Mental Disorders” topics and training mobile tools. However, continuing education should be scheduled regularly, thus they always keep up-to-date information.

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2022-10-14

How to Cite

RIFAT, K., RINA, K., CINDY, G., CINDY, P., & WITRIASTIKA, S. (2022). MENTAL HEALTH EMPOWERING FOR HEALTH CADERS BY USING MOBILE SCREENING TOOLS. Quantum Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(5), 85–93. https://doi.org/10.55197/qjssh.v3i5.153

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