What are Adolescent Health Information Needs in the Pandemic Era?

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Muthmainnah Muthmainnah, Lutfi Agus Salim, Ira Nurmala, Yuli Puspita Devi, Lela Eliana


Adolescence is a time when a person will face many challenges and changes. The pandemic has an impact on adolescent health with limited access to health services and access to health information. This study aims to identify the needs of adolescents in efforts to prevent Triad of Adolescent Reproductive Health problems in the pandemic era. This research method is quantitative with cross-sectional study design. Data collection was carried out online through a survey monkey. The result was that 251 adolescents filled out the questionnaire. All variables are presented in the form of a frequency distribution table. The majority of respondents strongly agree that reasons for accessing health information were to improve their health (49%), the majority of participants interested and would like to know more about physical activity (43%), they strongly agreed that accessing health information can provide benefits to better understand healthy behavior (41.2%), the majority of respondents agreed that they received enough health information (66.5%), they wanted to receive more health information (50.6%), and they will use online sources to access health information (57.4%). In the pandemic era, adolescents were interested and wanted to know more about physical activity. However, adolescent health information in the pandemic era should match the needs of adolescents in each region. Before there are adolescent health education activities, there is a need for an assessment step.

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