Bina Generasi : Jurnal Kesehatan 2022-09-28T00:58:30+08:00 LPPM Stikes Bina Generasi Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Bina Generasi: Jurnal Kesehatan</strong> merupakan jurnal berkala ilmiah yang diterbitkan oleh LPPM STIKES BINA GENERASI Polewali Mandar sejak tahun 2007, dengan <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">p-ISSN<strong>: </strong><strong>1979-150X</strong></a> dan <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">e-ISSN<strong>: 2621-2919</strong></a>.Jurnal ini menerima tulisan ilmiah berupa laporan penelitian (<em>Original article research paper) </em>dengan fokus dan scope meliputi Keperawatan Komunitas dan keluarga, Keperawatan Anak, Keperawatan medikal bedah, Keperawatan jiwa, Keperawatan Maternitas, Kebidanan, Promosi Kesehatan, Kesehatan Lingkungan, Kesehatan dan Keselamatan Kerja, Administrasi Kebijakan Kesehatan, Manajemen Rumah Sakit, Gizi Kesehatan Masyarakat dan Kesehatan Reproduksi. Bina Generasi : Jurnal kesehatan, Terbit 2 kali Setahun pada bulan maret dan september, berisi tulisan yang di angkat dari hasil penelitian dan kajian Analisis Kritis aplikasi teori dan pembahasan perpustakaan tentang masalah-masalah dibidang Kesehatan khususnya keperawatan dan kebidanan oleh mahasiswa dan dosen di dunia pendidikan dan intitusi pelayanan.</p> DUKUNGAN SUAMI BERPENGARUH TERHADAP TINGKAT KECEMASAN IBU HAMIL TRIMESTER III 2022-09-25T00:56:24+08:00 Septy Ariani Ariani Evi Rufaidah Evi Dea Amelia Herdian Dea <p><em>Anxiety is a feeling of restlessness, nervousness or anxiety about something with uncertain outcome that may accompany, influence or cause depression. Anxiety will have a negative impact on pregnant women starting from pregnancy, childbirth and the fetus. At the time of delivery can cause weakened uterine contractions, in the fetus can cause growth retardation. These effects can be harmful to both mother and fetus. This is due to poor family support for pregnant women, one of which is the husband. It is necessary to have husband's assistance in dealing with childbirth to overcome anxiety in the third trimester. With the husband's assistance given to the mother-to-be, the mother feels calmer and has a strong mentality to face childbirth. This study aims to determine the effect of husband's support on anxiety levels in third trimester pregnant women. The research method used is quantitative using a cross sectional design with a population of 106 pregnant women and a sample of 84 respondents. The results showed that the respondents who had insufficient family support were 22 (26.2%) and experienced anxiety disorders as many as 20 respondents, pregnant women who had sufficient family support were 39 (46.4%) respondents and experienced anxiety disorders as many as 38 respondents, while respondents who have good family support are 23 respondents (27.4%) and have anxiety disorders as many as 19 respondents with p value &lt;0.05, which is 0.03. It can be concluded that husband's support can affect the third trimester pregnancy anxiety.</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Septy Ariani, Evi Rufaidah, Dea Amelia Herdian PENGARUH MEDIA LEAFLET TERHADAP PENGETAHUAN DAN SIKAP REMAJA TENTANG BAHAYA ROKOK DI MTSS DDI CAMBALAGI KABUPATEN MAROS 2022-09-28T00:56:55+08:00 Rismalasari Syam Rismalasari Muhammad Syafar Syafar Muhammad Rifai Rifai <p><em>Smoking is an unhealthy behavior that causes various diseases, ironically this smoking habit, especially in Indonesia, seems to have been entrenched even though many smokers are actually aware and admit that smoking will cause various kinds of diseases in their bodies</em><em>.</em><em>The purpose of the study: to determine the effect of leaflet media on the knowledge and attitudes of adolescents about the dangers of smoking at&nbsp; MTS DDI Cambalagi, Maros Regency in 2021.</em> <em>Type of Research: The research design used is Pre Experiment Designs with the one group Pretest-Posttest Design method. The sample in this study were 38 respondents. Simple random sampling technique.The results of the study: The knowledge of students before being given leaflets about the dangers of smoking from 38 respondents who had good knowledge as many as 4 respondents (10.5%) enough as many as 8 respondents (21.1%) less as many as 26 respondents (68.4%) after being given the media experienced an increase in good knowledge as many as 18 respondents (47.4%) enough as many as 16 respondents (42.1%) less as many as 4 respondents (42.1%) decreased, while the attitude of students before being given leaflets about the dangers of smoking were positive as many as 7 respondents (18.4%) negative as many as 31 respondents (81.6</em> <em>%), after being given leaflet media, there was an increase in the positive attitude of 26 respondents (68.4%) who had a negative attitude decreased by 12 respondents (31.6%). The results of the Wilcoxon test showed that there was an effect of student knowledge before and after being given leaflet media about the dangers of smoking with a value (p = 0.000), There was an influence on student attitudes before and after being given leaflet media about the dangers of smoking with a value (p = 0.000).</em> <em>Suggestion: For teachers and students, it is hoped that this research can be used as information material for teachers and students in order to know about the dangers of smoking and the diseases that can be caused by smoking through the provision and installation of leaflet on the dangers of smoking in the school environment, as well as providing always explain about the dangers of smoking.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Keywords&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; : </em></strong><strong><em>Leaflet, knowledge, attitude, cigarettes</em></strong></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Rismalasari Syam, Muhammad Syafar, Muhammad Rifai EFEKTIFITAS ISOLASI MANDIRI PASIEN COVID-19 UNTUK MENCEGAH KASUS PENYEBARAN COVID-19 DI WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS TELUK LINGGA SANGATTA UTARAKABUPATEN KUTAI TIMUR KALIMANTAN TIMUR 2022-09-25T00:56:43+08:00 Kartika kartika Muhammad Rifai Rifai Rahmawati Azis Rahmawati <p><em>It is confirmed that the Covid-19 disease can be transmitted easily from human to human through contact with the infected. Direct transmission between humans causes a very rapid increase in the number of cases in various countries, including Indonesia. There has been no specific drug to handle such cases of this viral infection up to now. Hence the government has decided to implement preventive measures to break the chain of spreading, one of which is self-isolation. Self-isolation has a big effect in preventing Covid-19 cases from increasing because of restrictions on activities and or separation of someone who is exposed to infectious diseases even though they have not shown any symptoms so as to prevent the possibility of spreading to people around them where residents are encouraged to stay at home and isolate themselves. The objectiveof this study was to determine (1) the effectiveness of self-isolation for COVID-19 patients, (2) the effectiveness of implementing self-isolation for Covid-19 patients, (3) the form of implementing self-isolation for Covid-19 patients, and (4) the impact of self-isolation for COVID-19 patients in order to prevent cases of the spread of covid-19 to covid-19 patients in theworking area of Teluk LinggaHealth Center, North SanggattaKutai Regency, East Kalimantan. This research is descriptive qualitative where researchers conducted research in the location to obtain and collect data from interviews and then combine the data using triangulation techniques. </em></p> <p><em>Results. Research was conducted to inform the public about this disease, the symptoms it caused, how it transmitted and how to prevent it such as following self-isolation health protocols to break the chain of spreading the corona virus. Self-isolation that is carried out effectively can prevent cases of spreading Covid-19 in the working area of ​​the Teluk Lingga Health Center but in its implementation, this was less effective because the patients did not carry out self-isolation protocols according to established procedures due to lack of awareness, knowledge, trust, obedience, care, facilities, disapproval and cooperative attitude of the patient which eventually leads to the increasing contact and spread of cases.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Keywords.Covid-19, Effectiveness of Independent Isolation, Covid-19 Patients, Preventing Cases of Spreading Covid-19.</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Kartika, Muhammad Rifai, Rahmawati Azis UJI EFEKTIVITAS EKSTRAK METANOL BUAH PARE (MOMORDICA CHARANTIA L.) TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN ASPERGILLUS NIGER 2022-09-28T00:57:50+08:00 Muhammad Ilham Gandi Ilham Ika Dyah Kurniati Ika Mega Pandu Arfiyanti Mega <p><em>Aspergillus niger is a species of fungus from the genus Aspergillus which is reported to be the main cause of otomycosis. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) contains several compounds, namely phenols, flavonoids, triterpenoids, steroids, saponins, and alkaloids that have potential as antifungals. This study aims to determine the content of phytochemical compounds present in the methanol extract of bitter melon and to test the effectiveness of the methanol extract of bitter melon on the growth of Aspergillus niger through the MIC test. This study used an in vitro laboratory experimental research design with a post-test-only control group design method. The MIC test used the multilevel serial microdilution method which was observed visually. The extract concentrations used were 8000 µg/ml, 4000 µg/ml, 2000 µg/ml, 1000 µg/ml, 500 µg/ml, 250 µg/ml, 125 µg/ml, and 62.5 µg/ml. The fruit samples of this study was bitter gourd obtained from bitter gourd farmers in Bandungan District, Semarang Regency, and pure culture of Aspergillus niger FNCC 6018. Data analysis used descriptive analysis. The results of the phytochemical screening showed positive saponins, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds, and the MIC value was not found. It was concluded that the methanol extract of bitter melon was not effective in inhibiting the growth of Aspergillus niger.</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Muhammad Ilham Gandi, Ika Dyah Kurniati, Mega Pandu Arfiyanti PENGARUH APLIKASI FE-MNHY TERHADAP KEBERHASILAN PEMANTAUAN, PENGETAHUAN DAN SIKAP MENGONSUMSI TABLET FE PADA IBU HAMIL DI PUSKESMAS CIAMIS KABUPATEN CIAMIS PERIODE 2021 2022-09-28T00:57:31+08:00 Metty Nurherliyany Herry Garna Hidayat Wijayanegara Hidayat <p>Salah satu peran tenaga kesehatan dalam Kelas Ibu Hamil di antaranya membantu meningkatkan kesadaran dan ketaatan ibu hamil untuk mengonsumsi tablet Fe yang dibantu dengan orang-orang terdekat ibu hamil seperti suami, orangtua, keluarga, dan kader kesehatan. Tablet Fe dikenal di masyarakat terutama ibu hamil adalah tablet tambah darah (TTD), dengan kata lain bahwa tablet Fe sama dengan tablet penambah darah. Pelaksanaan Kelas Ibu Hamil di Puskesmas Ciamis Kabupaten Ciamis sudah dilaksanakan sesuai dengan jadwal yang direncanakan, namun belum ada proses monitoring dan evaluasi mengenai pelaksanaan, efektivitas, dan hasil yang dicapai dari program tersebut. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui penggunaan aplikasi Fe-MNHY dapat memengaruhi keberhasilan pemantauan, pengetahuan dan sikap mengonsumsi obat Fe pada masa Anc di Puskesmas Ciamis Kabupaten Ciamis periode tahun 2021. <em>Quasi experiment</em> adalah metode yang digunakan dalam penelitian dengan bentuk <em>one group pretest and postest desing</em>. Penelitian yang dilakukan pada bulan Juli-Agustus 2021 di Puskesmas Ciamis Kabupaten Ciamis terhadap ibu hamil trimester II. Pengambilan sampel penelitian memakai <em>purposive sampling</em> dengan sampel 48 orang yang sesuai kriteria inklusi. Analisis pada data digunakan uji wilcoxon dan mann whiteney. Hasil dari penelitian diperoleh Aplikasi Fe-MNHY memengaruhi keberhasilan pemantauan mengonsumsi tablet Fe, adanya peningkatan rerata pengetahuan 6,21 menjadi 7,35 atau meningkat sebesar 35% sehingga penggunaan aplikasi Fe-MNHY memengaruhi pengetahuan untuk mengonsumsi tablet Fe, dan adanya peningkatan sikap positif 56% menjadi 94% menunjukkan penggunaan aplikasi Fe-MNHY memengaruhi sikap untuk memakan obat penambah darah pada ibu hamil di Puskesmas Ciamis Kabupaten Ciamis periode tahun 2021.</p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Metty Nurherliyany, Herry Garna, Hidayat Wijayanegara KESIAPSIAGAAN PETUGAS KESEHATAN DALAM MANAJEMEN BENCANA BANJIR BANDANG DI KECAMATAN KEBAYAKAN KABUPATEN ACEH TENGAH 2022-09-28T00:58:10+08:00 Lisma Puji Astuti Lisma Wisnu Hidayat Wisnu Frida Lina Tarigan Frida <p><a href="">Banjir</a> menjadi bencana alam dengan jumlah terbanyak di Indonesia. Berdasarkan rincian data bencana hidrometeorologi, kejadian&nbsp;<a href="">banjir&nbsp;</a>telah terjadi hingga sebanyak 1.065 kejadian di sepanjang tahun 2020. Tujuan penelitian ini untuk menganalisis hubungan Sosiodemografi (umur, jenis kelamin, pendidikan, lama masa kerja dan profesi); pengalaman sebelumnya; pengetahuan; dan sikap terhadap kesiapsiagaan petugas kesehatan dalam manajemen banjir bandang di Kecamatan Kebayakan Kabupaten Aceh Tengah. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian kuantitatif dengan pendekatan <em>cross-sectional</em>. Penelitian dilaksanakan di Puskesmas Kebayakan Kecamatan Kebayakan Kabupaten Aceh Tengah pada bulan Agustus Tahun 2021. Populasi sebanyak 93 orang dan seluruhnya dijadikan sebagai sampel (<em>total sampling</em>). Analisis data dilakukan secara univariat dan bivariat menggunakan uji <em>chi-square</em>. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ada hubungan usia, lama bekerja, praktek/pengalaman sebelumnya, pengetahuan dan sikap, sedangkan jenis kelamin, pendidikan dan profesi tidak ada hubungan terhadap kesiapsiagaan petugas kesehatan di Puskesmas Kebayakan Kecamatan Kebayakan Kabupaten Aceh Tengah. Disarankan perlu adanya perhatian khusus dari pemerintah daerah mengenai manajemen bencana, seperti penambahan tenaga kesehatan sesuai dengan Pedoman Manajemen Sumber Daya Manusia, upaya pengelola program dan pengawasan terhadap penanggulangan bencana mulai dari pra bencana, pada saat bencana dan pasca bencana dan perlu adanya pelatihan, gladi/simulasi, bekerjasama dengan lintas sektor khususnya untuk tenaga kesehatan mengenai manajemen bencana.</p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lisma Puji Astuti, Wisnu Hidayat, Frida Lina Tarigan THE EFFECT OF WARM COMPRESSES OF RED GINGER ON REDUCING PAIN IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 2022-09-26T00:55:37+08:00 Nur Isriani Najamuddin Nur Isriani Iis Ismayanti Andan Firmansyah Elis Noviati <p><strong><em>Introduction :&nbsp; </em></strong><em>Pain is one of the physiological problems that can be found in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. An effort that can be made to solve the problem is a warm compress of red ginger. </em><strong><em>Methods : </em></strong><em>This study uses a case study design with a nursing care approach or the implementation of evidence-based practice that focuses on nursing innovation. &nbsp;This research was carried out in Cikanyere Hamlet RT/003 RW/014 Gegempalan Village, the working area of the UPTD Cikoneng Health Center on May 25-28, 2022. Participants in this study were one family with a family member who experienced pain, namely Mrs.K aged 67 years, with complaints of pain in the right knee joint. Data collection techniques in this study include interviews, observations, physical examinations and documentation studies.</em> <strong><em>Results : </em></strong><em>The client said there was an effect of warm ginger compresses on the pain he felt, with the results of the pain scale before being given the intervention of warm compresses of red ginger by 4 (1-10) with indications of moderate pain, and after being given the intervention of warm compresses of red ginger by 2 (1-10) with indications</em><em> &nbsp;</em><em>of mild pain. <strong>Discussion :</strong></em><em> Giving </em><em>of warm compresses of red ginger is effective in lowering pain in clients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, this intervention can be done independently by the client.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong><em>Keywords:</em></strong><em> Pain,&nbsp; Rheumatoid Arthritis, warm compresses of red ginger</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nurisriani Najamuddin, Iis Ismayanti, Andan Firmansyah, Elis Novianti UPAYA PENINGKATAN SELF CARE MANAGEMENT MELALUI PENDEKATAN PEER GROUP SUPPORT PADA PASIEN DIABETES MELLITUS 2022-09-25T00:57:02+08:00 Fakhriatul Falah Fakhriatul Syamsidar Syamsidar Mira Astri Koniyo Mira <p>One of the efforts to improve self care management in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus is to provide social support that can provide long-term support in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. This social support can be provided in the form of peer group support. Objectives: &nbsp;This research aims to&nbsp; improve the self-care management abilities of diabetic mellitus patients and families in the community order. This research is a qualitative study with a grounded theory approach involving 10 people with diabetes mellitus. Data collection uses interview, observation and focus group discussion methods. Results: &nbsp;From the results of thematic analysis, four research themes were found, namely the benefits obtained from participating in&nbsp; peer group, changes in self care, barriers and motivation to join peer group . Conclusions:&nbsp; The application of peer group can increase the motivation of self care management of patients with diabetes mellitus. This study can be applied as one form of health care puskesmas by involving families and people with diabetes mellitus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: <em>peer group, self care, grounded theory, motivation</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Fakhriatul Falah, Syamsidar, Mira Astri Koniyo MODEL PENINGKATAN PERILAKU HEALTH MAINTANANCE ANAK BERBASIS INDIVIDUAL COACHING PADA MASA PANDEMI COVID-19 2022-09-28T00:58:30+08:00 Pembronia Nona Fembi Fembi Yosefina Nelista Yosefina <p><em>The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge throughout the world, where children are one &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;of the most vulnerable groups. Children are the assets of the nation and the future generations of the ideals of the nation's struggle that will determine the future of the nation and state. Therefore, great attention and hope needs to be given to children. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of individual coaching on children's health maintenance behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of research used quasy experiment with one group pre-test-posttest design. The population in this study were 143 parents of Geliting grade IV, V, VI children with a total sample size of 30 people. The technical sample in this study used Stratified Random Sampling. Measurement of health maintenance behavior using a questionnaire.Individual coaching intervention is given for 1 (one) month with several stages, namely: check in, pre visit, visit, post visit, between visits. The research is located at SD Geliting, Kewapante District, Sikka Regency. The study was conducted on 15 November -15 December 2020. Data analysis used univariate and bivariate (Wilcoxon Rank Test). The results of the Wilcoxon Rank Test analysis showed that before and after being given the individual coaching intervention, it gave a price (p-value 0.000 &lt;0.05), this indicates that there was a significant effect caused by the individual coaching intervention. The results of this study prove that individual coaching interventions can improve health maintenance behavior in children. It is hoped that the results of this study can be used as additional interventions to improve health maintenance behavior in children.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Pembronia Nona Fembi, Yosefina Nelista ANALISIS PELUANG PENERAPAN APLIKASI SISTEM PELAPORAN KEGIATAN PEMELIHARAAN PERALATAN MEDIS BERBASIS ANDROID MELALUI PENDEKATAN TEORI SWOT DI RSUP dr WAHIDIN SUDIROHUSODO MAKASSAR 2022-09-28T00:57:13+08:00 Arfan Maulana Arfan Yahya Thamrin Yahya Muhammad Rifai Rifai <p>ABSTRACT</p> <p>The hospital is one of the institutions that has an important role in providing health services to the community. Availability of medical equipment that is complete and in good condition is one of the supports for the realization of improving the quality of electromedical services, especially in the supervision and maintenance of medical facilities that are more efficient and effective at Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital Makassar.<br>The purpose of this study was to determine the readiness at RSUP dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo Makassar in the plan to implement an android-based medical equipment maintenance activity reporting system.<br>This research is a qualitative research that aims to obtain a complete picture of a matter according to the view of the human being studied. This research was carried out at Dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital Makassar in July-August 2021. By involving 5 respondents who met the requirements in this study, namely the Director of Planning, Organization and General Affairs, Head of Facility Maintenance Agency, Head of Sub-Installation of Medical Equipment Maintenance, and Electromedical technical staff. Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar. Data collection was done by open interview and observation. The entire interview process was recorded using audio recordings. Data is presented in narrative form.<br>The results showed that based on the analysis with the SWOT theory approach, it was found that the chances of implementing an Android-based medical equipment maintenance reporting system application plan could be implemented well if the strengths and opportunities were combined into a good form of planning to be implemented in the process. The conclusion in this study is that dr Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital Makassar is ready to plan the implementation of an android-based medical equipment maintenance activity reporting system.<br>It is hoped that all relevant parties will always try to minimize bad possibilities in the application of the android-based medical equipment maintenance activity reporting system.</p> <p>Keywords: Android Application, Facility Maintenance, SWOT Theory</p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Arfan Maulana, Yahya Thamrin, Muhammad Rifai IMPLEMENTASI MBKM TERHADAP PROSES PEMBELAJARAN KOLABORATIF DI UNIVERSITAS MEGA BUANA PALOPO 2022-09-25T00:56:06+08:00 Indra Amanah Indra Amanah AN Yuniar Dwi Yanti Yuniar Dwi Yanti Arianto Dangkeng Arianto Dangkeng <p><em>The learning process in the Merdeka Campus is one of the most essential manifestations of student centered learning. Learning at the Merdeka Campus is a challenge and opportunity to develop innovation, provide creativity, capacity, personality, and student needs, as well as develop independence in finding and discovering knowledge through realities and field dynamics such as needs, real problems, social interaction, collaboration, self-management, performance , targets and performance. Through the Merdeka Learning program that is well designed and implemented, students' hard skills and soft skills will be formed strongly. Methods: The type of research used is a mixed method, between qualitative and quantitative. This research is located at Mega Buana University, Palopo. The research was carried out in December 2021. The research population was all leaders of Mega Buana Palopo University, Lecturers, Tendik and Students of Mega Buana Palopo University. This study was conducted on the entire population. Data was collected through focus group discussions, interviews and using a questionnaire. Discussion Results: Mega Buana Palopo University has run several programs that support the MBKM program, such as student apprenticeships, independent student projects, KKN, Mega Buana University can optimize the collaborative learning process for students, Mega Buana Palopo University can run MBKM programs optimally starting from Internal PT, Mega Buana University can increase link and match with industry by making Industrial Practitioners as teaching lecturers as well as increasing student apprenticeships according to the industrial sector</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Indra Amanah AN, Yuniar Dwi Yanti, Arianto Dangkeng PENGETAHUAN MAHASISWA DAN TENAGA KEPENDIDIKAN TENTANG IMPLEMENTASI MBKM DI PROGRAM STUDI PENDIDIKAN PROFESI BIDAN UNIVERSITAS MEGA BUANA PALOPO 2022-09-25T00:55:29+08:00 Yuniar Dwi Yanti Yuniar Dwi Yanti Ishak Ishak Evawati Uly Evawati Uly <p><strong><em>Background: </em></strong><em>Independent Campus is one of the policies of the Minister of Education and Culture who gave a university policy to give the right to study for three semesters outside the study program. The Independent Learning Policy of the Kampus Merdeka is to encourage students to master various fields of knowledge according to their fields of expertise so that they are ready to compete in the global world</em><em>. <strong>Objective: </strong>This study aims to measure the knowledge of students and education staff in implementing the Merdeka Belajar program at Kampus Merdeka within the scope of the Midwifery Professional Education Study Program, Faculty of Health, Mega Buana Palopo University. <strong>Method: </strong>This research is quantitative research with an analytical survey method. The sample is midwifery students and educational staff with total sampling technique of 210 people. Data analysis using computer program. <strong>Result: </strong>Respondents' knowledge about the implementation of MBKM is in the fairly good category</em> <em>with the number of respondents who answered quite well is 107 people (50.9 percents). <strong>Conclusion</strong>: Respondents' knowledge about the implementation of MBKM is in the fairly good category</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Yuniar Dwi Yanti, Ishak, Evawati Uly HUBUNGAN TINGKAT STRES DENGAN KEJADIAN TEKANAN DARAH IBU RUMAH TANGGA MASA PANDEMI COVID19 DI PKM BUA TAHUN 2021 2022-09-25T00:55:48+08:00 Ratnasari Iskandar Ratnasari Iskandar Evawati Uly Evawati Uly Hermawati Ikhsan Hermawati Ikhsan <p><em>Background: Mothers are the group most likely to experience stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. In difficult times like this, the mother figure is forced to play multiple roles in the family. Stress can trigger changes in blood pressure, and body reactions that occur due to stress include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and cold sweats. Objective: to determine the relationship between stress levels and blood pressure in housewives during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Bua Health Center in 2021. Methods: This study was analytic with a cross-sectional design. The population in this study were all housewives in the Bua Health Center area in the 2021 timeframe, sampling using purposive sampling, with as many as 80 respondents. Data retrieval tool for the variable stress level with Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS21) and blood pressure measured by Spigmomanometer Manual. Data analysis using Frequency Distribution for respondents' stress levels. </em><em>Result</em><em>: The results showed that there was a relationship between stress levels and the incidence of hypertension in housewives during the COVID-19 pandemic (p = 0.000). Conclusion: There is a relationship between stress levels and blood pressure in housewives during a pandemic because stress levels are a condition where the body's condition is disturbed due to psychological pressure and stress can trigger hormones in the body that control a person's mind.</em></p> 2022-09-25T00:00:00+08:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ratnasari Iskandar, Evawati Uly, Hermawati Ikhsan