Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas
ISSN / EISSN : 0854-655X / 2797-1600
Published by: Universitas Andalas (10.25077)
Total articles ≅ 146
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Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 101-107; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.101-107.2022
Community compliance to implement health protocols began to slacken in New Normal Period. This decrease in compliance is in line with the sloping rate of Covid-19 transmission in West Sumatra. There was a new case of Covid-19 again on November 1, 2021, after reaching a peak case during the pandemic. Education on social media such as TV, Facebook, and Instagram, which has been intensively carried out so far, has not been able to increase the knowledge and motivation of the community to carry out health protocols and Covid-19 vaccination. Based on the early observations, one community did not wear a face mask when doing activities due to a lack of trust in Covid-19. The results of further interviews with members of a social community found doubts about the Halal status of the current vaccination. Therefore, providing an educational method closer to the community was essential by attending group activities outside, such as Majelis Taklim at the Nurul Huda Mosque, Padang, West Sumatra. The educational method was implemented offline and given a pre-test and post-test to know the value. This activity was carried out on November 4, 2021. The results of the evaluation showed that there was an increase in public knowledge about health protocols and vaccinations in Padang.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 81-86; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.81-86.2022
One of the primary health problems still found in Lambung Bukit Village is the high stunting rate. The incidence of stunting is influenced by many factors, one of which is intestinal worm infection (Helminthiasis). Worms that live in the intestine will interfere with the absorption of food and suck the blood of their host, causing malabsorption, malnutrition and growth disorders, which can cause stunting. Therefore, genuine efforts are needed to eradicate this helminthic disease. Department Parasitology of Medical Faculty, the Andalas University, conducted community service activities at SDN 10 Lambung Bukit to reduce intestinal worm infections in children by providing counselling, detection and treatment, and follow-up on treatment success. The counselling activity was attended by 88 students and eight teachers, with 59 samples of faeces collected. From the stool examination results, none of the worm eggs was found, but four students were positive for intestinal protozoa. Furthermore, treatment was given to these four students. Through this activity, it was expected to increase students' awareness of maintaining personal hygiene so that to reduce the incidence of helminthiasis, and help to reduce stunting rates.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 94-100; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.94-100.2022
Survivors of Covid-19 can still experience symptoms such as being still infected with a virus known as Long Covid-19. Covid-19 survivors with long Covid-19 experience physical and psychological disorders. Psychological disorders include cognitive disorders, memory loss, anxiety, sleep disorders, quality of life disorders, and work problems. This problem will undoubtedly impact individual productivity, so it is necessary to carry out a "Long Covid-19 Hotline". This activity aims to provide health services to Covid-19 survivors to overcome their Post-Covid conditions. The Psychologist Team of Psychology Study Program and Respiration and Pulmonology Medical Faculty Universitas Andalas conducted this activity by telephone in September and October 2021. Activities were carried out by providing psychological consultation or further recommendations for participants' psychological complaints. The results of the psychological condition of participants using Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) 7 screening tools showed that the highest complaints were anxiety at 46%, insomnia at 24%, difficulty concentrating at 13%, and depression at 9% and stress at 8%. As for the follow-up results after the consultation, 90% of participants' psychological complaints were reduced, 89% of participants had made follow-up recommendations, and 100% of participants felt this activity was beneficial. Based on a survey of Covid-19 survivors, their psychological condition improved after conducting a Long Covid-19 Hotline.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 116-122; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.116-122.2022
The tourism industry can be a solution to moving the regional economy and overcoming the problems of poverty in Indonesia, especially the West Sumatra area with its various natural tourism potentials. It has become one of the most vital sectors in the last five years. It is necessary to develop and utilize tourism resources effectively and efficiently to support the tourism industry. This activity aims to develop a marketing strategy in Talang Lake based on sustainable and eco-friendly tourism destination management. The activity was carried out in the Talang Lake Tourism Area, Solok Regency, in collaboration with its local Tourism Awareness Group. This activity was carried out by providing marketing training and preparing a business plan design attended by the local management of Talang Lake. The various parties such as the government, the community, and the private sector are needed.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 87-93; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.87-93.2022
This community service program was carried out for the Ganting's farmers, Limau Manis Village, Pauh District, Padang, and West Sumatra. This activity aims to help the economy of the underprivileged community affected by Covid-19 by introducing the Kampung Unggul Balitbangtan (KUB) chicken and training on formulated rations using local feed ingredients. The method of activities carried out to overcome the problem was counselling, training and assistance by the service team in the form of introducing KUB chickens and practising how to prepare KUB chicken rations. A total of 10 heads of families have assisted 10 KUB chicken breeds, preferred provided they already had a chicken cage. After four weeks of farming KUB chicken, monitoring and evaluation were carried out. This activity results from the community's enthusiasm for receiving new information about KUB chickens and being skilled at raising KUB chickens. This community service activity concluded that about 90% of KUB chickens live. However, KUB chickens' ideal body weight performance has not been achieved because the ration is not optimally provided.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 130-141; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.130-141.2022
The affirmation of village boundaries is the process of determining the coordinates of the boundaries, which can be carried out using cartometric methods and surveys in the field. It is outlined as a boundary map for village boundaries coordinate points as agreed. The determination of affirmation generally consists of three stages: collecting and researching boundary documents, determining a base map, and making a cartometric map of village boundaries. This activity aimed to determine boundary segments, objects, cartometric points, and artificial pillars for determining and confirming the boundaries of Pasir Binjai Village, Silaut District, and Pesisir Selatan Regency. The results of this activity were 1) Pasir Binjai Village has five boundary segments, all segments bordering the border villages within one administrative area of the Silaut District government; 2) Natural boundaries, namely mark village boundary objects: river flow or middle of the river, middle of drainage or ditch, a centre of the road, and some are found on community plantation land; 3) the total number of cartometric points as a reference and the village boundary nodes are 15 points; 4) the number of pillars made for the artificial marking of the village boundaries are six pillars, there are four boundary pillars which are the primary boundary reference pillars which are not located right on the boundary line, and two boundary pillars are the main boundary pillars which are located right on the boundary line.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 123-129; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.123-129.2022
Doughnuts are one of the most popular sweet foods for people of all ages around the world. Although made from simple ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, yeast, milk powder, salt, water, and margarine, however producing doughnuts requires special techniques to produce good-quality doughnuts. It needs more energy, even physically and electrical equipment. A workshop on doughnut production with autolyze method for Dharma Women Association, Faculty of Engineering, University of Riau, was conducted to increase the knowledge and skills of members of the organization in making healthy dishes for the family. In this workshop, doughnuts were made using the autolysis method, which is mixing bread flour with water and then keeping the dough until gluten was formed. The formation of gluten is one indicator of the formation of smooth, soft, and elastic dough. The workshop results showed high interest among the Dharma Women Association members in making doughnuts with this alternative method.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 108-115; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.108-115.2022
The cow farmer in Padang was changed from semi-intensive to intensive because of city development. The intensive system requires farmers to be forage feeding cut and carried from field margins. The limited knowledge of smallholder farmers about the high quality of forage causes native grass to become the primary source of forage; meanwhile, the low nutrient content of native grass causes the low production and reproduction in cows. To overcome the adequacy of feed forage, both in quality and quantity, thus cultivation of forage was conducted on unproductive land such as peatlands. Generally, peatland with a shallow category and low pH is widespread on the coast of Padang city. Sorghum is tolerant to acid soil and can be the solution to overcome forage feeding in the dry season. The community service activities were carried out from October 2021 until January 2022 and aimed to increase farmers' knowledge in feed diversification and skills in cultivating sorghum as a superior feed crop. The activities were conducted using counselling and discussion methods and the practice of sorghum cultivation on peatlands. Results showed that cow farmers know the importance of providing quality sustainable forage to increase livestock productivity, especially brood cows. The conclusion is that sorghum can be a substitute for native grass and as a concentrate; hence it can be an alternative solution to the problem of supplying feeding in Padang city.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 67-73; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.67-73.2022
The high mortality rate of Covid-19 is a problem for the government and health services that were influenced by treatment strategy at the hospital. Covid-19 patients can experience a sudden severe condition without apparent symptoms known as "Silent Hypoxemia". A further severe condition will lead to the sudden death of the patient. Therefore intensive monitoring is needed to prevent this condition. Based on the evidence, the severe level patient's condition can be detected earlier, within 6-8 hours, using the physiological parameters consisting of vital signs in the tools of the Early Warning Score (EWS) for patients. It was not fully known by nurses at hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. The program aims to provide increased knowledge on Early Warning Score (EWS) for Covid-19 patients of Andalas University Hospital's nurses, to create EWS formats and Standard Operational Procedures for EWS Covid-19 patients. Based on the knowledge evaluation of nurses, there was an increase in the average knowledge score of 13 points, with a pre-activity knowledge score of 78 to 91 for post-activity. It was expected that Andalas University Hospital could implement Early Warning Warning Score (EWS) for Covid-19 patients as a Standard Operating Procedure for treating Covid-19 patients.
Jurnal Warta Pengabdian Andalas, Volume 29, pp 74-80; https://doi.org/10.25077/jwa.29.2.74-80.2022
Women Farmers Group of Melati Mini is a livestock group engaged in poultry farming, especially for quail commodities. The livestock business managed by the group faces the problem of high feed prices so that the profits obtained by farmers are low. Local feed ingredients, such as cassava tuber skin and leaves, can be used for alternative feed. Regarding availability, those two ingredients are abundant, but their utilization in rations is relatively low due to poor quality. The fermentation process can improve the nutrient quality of those local feed ingredients using the fungus Rhizopus oligosporus. The community service activity was conducted using the counselling method, including introducing the ingredients used for fermentation, how to ferment, and preparing rations for quail farming. Twenty participants of Melati Mini's members attended the activity to gain knowledge previously did not know that those two materials could be used for poultry feed.