Why are People in East Jakarta Having the Poor Health-Related Quality of Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic? 10.55131/jphd/2022/200220

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Ajeng Tias Endarti
Ede Surya Darmawan
Titi Indriyati


The COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly changed all aspects of people’s lives and is also contributing to the deterioration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Therefore, this study aims to assess the factors affecting HRQoL in East Jakarta. A cross-sectional design was used with 336 respondents, who met both the inclusion and exclusion criteria and were selected by multistage cluster sampling. The results showed that approximately 40.2% of the respondents had poor HRQoL with an average score of 2.7 (0.79), and this was significantly associated with living in RW Siaga (PR 1.529; 95%CI 1.062-2.202), having no local lockdown experience (PR 1.800; 95%CI 1.060-3.056), poor individual resilience (PR 1.794; 95%CI 1.259-2.558), and depression (PR 1.563; 95%CI 1.096-2.230). To prevent poor HRQoL in East Jakarta, it is recommended to improve the RW Siaga program by implementing it in a persuasive and humanist manner. People who are in charge of this program must understand how to communicate with the community to assure it will not be contra-productive with its initial objectives.  At the same time, community leaders' involvement and empowerment are also important to increase individual resilience and prevent depression by playing the role of a ‘trained community counselor’ to briefly assess the individual mental health.

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Endarti AT, Darmawan ES, Indriyati T. Why are People in East Jakarta Having the Poor Health-Related Quality of Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic? 10.55131/jphd/2022/200220. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2022 May 20 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];20(2):267-81. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/256465
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Ajeng Tias Endarti, Faculty of Health Universitas Mohammad Husni Thamrin (UMHT), C Building 7th Floor Salemba Campus, Jakarta, Indonesia

Faculty of Health Universitas Mohammad Husni Thamrin (UMHT), C Building 7th Floor Salemba Campus, Jakarta, Indonesia

ndonesia Public Health Association (IPHA), Jalan Malaka Raya No 27 Jakarta, Indonesia

Ede Surya Darmawan, Indonesia Public Health Association (IPHA), Jalan Malaka Raya No 27 Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia Public Health Association (IPHA), Jalan Malaka Raya No 27 Jakarta, Indonesia

Health Policy and Administration Department Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia, F Building 1st Floor Kampus Baru UI, Depok 16424, Indonesia

Titi Indriyati, Faculty of Health Universitas Mohammad Husni Thamrin (UMHT), C Building 7th Floor Salemba Campus, Jakarta, Indonesia

Faculty of Health Universitas Mohammad Husni Thamrin (UMHT), C Building 7th Floor Salemba Campus, Jakarta, Indonesia


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