DECREASED BLOOD URIC ACID LEVELS TRHOUGH HEALTH EDUCATION BY SCREENING METHODS IN THE ELDERLY
The elderly population is increasing and life expectancy is high, it will also increase health problems in the elderly. The elderly according to WHO starting age 60 years and over (Ida Untari, 2019). Health problems one of which is joint pain with one cause is gout (Erpandi, 2015). The purpose of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of health education screening methods in reducing blood uric acid levels in the elderly at GBI Tri Bakti Kediri. This study was an observational study using a pre-post test design method. The population used is the elderly at GBI Setia Tri Bakti Kediri and those taken as respondents by fulfilling the prerequisites of being 11 respondents. The action given is health education by screening method. The measured variable is blood uric acid level which is done by taking data 2. The instrument used is measuring blood sugar levels the analysis used is the Wilkoxon test because the normality of the data is not normal. the results of the study that the level of uric acid in the blood at the time of initial examination with an average of 6.8 mg/dl with a standard deviation of 1.33 mg / dl, examination of uric acid levels in the blood after 1 month of health education with an average of 6, 6 mg / dl, standard deviation of 2.06 mg /dl. average decrease in uric acid levels after 1 month 0.2 mg / dl. Wilkoxon test statistical results obtained p = 0.444 where p> 0.05 so there is no significant difference between blood uric acid levels before the provision of health education and 1 month after health education. it was concluded that the provision of health education by screening methods was not effective in reducing blood uric acid levels in the elderly at GBI Tri Bakti Kediri.