Studies of Utilization of Rural Health Post Based on Knowledge and Community Attitude
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- Knowledge, Attitude, Poskesdes, Utilization, Utilization rural health post
Poskesdes (Rural Health Post) is a Community-Based Health Effort established to optimalize the potentials existing in the community to improve the health status and the utilization of health services. This quantitative study was to analyze utilization of rural health post by the knowledge and attitude in Kutalimbaru Subdistrict, Deli Serdang District. The data for this study were obtained through questionnaire-based interview with 80 respondents comprising the mothers with babies/children under five years old. The result of this study showed that 50% of the respondents were of 20-30 years old and 28.8% had negative relationship with the utilization (-0.288). The majority of the respondents (48.7%) were SMA (High School) graduates and 18.6% had relationship with the utilization (0.186). The knowledge of the respondents (85%) about Poskesdes was good and 22.2% had relationship with the utilization (0.222). The attitude of the respondents (67.5%) towards Poskesdes was good and 49.4% had relationship with the utilization (0.494). Knowledge was the dominant influence on the utilization rural health post (p=0,027 <0,05). It is suggested to improve the role of community members in health activities and the provision of information that the community members would prefer visiting the Poskesdes to have their health checked, to provide more extension and to hold more meetings with the community members that the community members are willing to optimalize the utilization of Poskesdes.
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TY - CONF AU - Zuhrina Aidha AU - Reni Agustina Harahap PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Studies of Utilization of Rural Health Post Based on Knowledge and Community Attitude BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 169 EP - 172 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.32 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.32 ID - Aidha2016/12 ER -