Contribution of Housewives to Increase the Immunity of Family Members During Covid-19 Pandemic
Dwi A. Rahayu, Reni Ambarwati, Rinie P. Puspitawati, Isnawati, Nur Kuswanti
Dwi A. Rahayu
Available Online 24 November 2020.
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- Covid-19, Herbal Drinking, Jamu, Immunity, Housewives’ Participation
- Currently we are battling with the outbreak of a new type of infectious disease known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This virus causes severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 syndrome (SARS-CoV-2). The spread of SARS-CoV-2 from human to human becomes the main transmission source; hence the rate of transmission becomes uncontrolled. One effort to prevent the infection of Covid-19 is to increase and maintain the body immunity. The purpose of this study was to describe the efforts of housewives in Indonesia to improve the immunity of family members during the pandemic of Covid-19. Data was collected through online questionnaires using Google Form distributed to the public. The respondents of this study were 170 housewives from several regions in Indonesia. Data were analyzed descriptive-quantitatively. The result revealed that housewives attempt to increase and maintain the immunity of the family members by various efforts. Vast majority (70%) of respondents mentioned that they were preparing fresh vegetables and fruits for the family. They were also preparing high-protein foods and providing vitamins and supplements as stated by 56.9% and 57.5% of respondents respectively. The interesting finding was half of respondents (52.5%) making herbal drinking (known as jamu) for their family. This herbs drinking was made from Indonesian plants, such as turmeric, curcuma, ginger, lemongrass, lime, etc. It was only a few of housewives (7.8%) who did not do special effort for their family. It can be concluded that housewives have contribution to maintain the good immunity of family members as an effort to survive during the pandemic Covid-19.
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TY - CONF AU - Dwi A. Rahayu AU - Reni Ambarwati AU - Rinie P. Puspitawati AU - Isnawati AU - Nur Kuswanti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/24 TI - Contribution of Housewives to Increase the Immunity of Family Members During Covid-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Science and Engineering (IJCSE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 168 EP - 171 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201124.031 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201124.031 ID - Rahayu2020 ER -