EFFECT EDUCATION OF HYPERTENSION BASED LUWU CULTURE ON KNOWLEDGE OF HYPERTENSION PATIENTS
National Hypertension prevalence based on Riskesdas 2013 was 25.8%. Hypertension that does not get good treatment causes complications such as stroke, coronary heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure and blindness. Lack of knowledge about hypertension problems for the elderly affects the perception of the elderly in responding to hypertension problems suffered. The often mistaken perception of hypertension problems in the elderly will have an impact on the application of elderly care with hypertension. The cultural ethnicity of the city of Palopo is very mallebbi’ (special) especially for Palopo culture lovers, one of which is the use of Tae’ language as a language of daily. This study aims to determine the impact of Luwu culture-based hypertension education on the knowledge of hypertensive sufferers in the at the posyandu of elderly in the working area of North Wara Health Center in Palopo City. The design of the experimental method used in this study used the Pre-Experimental Design with the One group pre and posttest design method. The results of the study found that based on the Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test analysis and obtained a p value of 0,000 smaller than the value of α = 0.05, which means that Ha is accepted and H0 is rejected or there are differences in knowledge before and after hypertension education. based on flexible culture on the knowledge of hypertensive patients at the posyandu of elderly in the working area of North Wara Health Center in Palopo City. The results of this study can be applied in the implementation of health education to the community by using regional languages to facilitate public understanding and acceptance of information provided by health workers.