Peer Educator as a Strategy to Prevent Youth Smoking in Pontianak
- 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.055How to use a DOI?
- public health, health promotion, peer educator, tobacco control
The peer educator program was formed in 2016 by the Pontianak Health Office and Faculty of Health Sciences Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak. This program aims to become agents of change that are readily accepted by the youth. This study aimed to describe knowledge and attitude, the role of peer educators, and the opinion of peer groups about the peer educators’ role as the effort to prevent youth smoking in Pontianak. The study design was descriptive observational. This study was conducted in 10 junior high schools in Pontianak. The sample size in this study was 45 peer educators and peer groups. The data collection techniques were interview and questionnaire. The result shows that peer educators have good knowledge about the tobacco smoking hazards. About 100% of peer educators know that tobacco cigarettes cause cancer, cigarettes cause addiction (95.6%), cigarette sales target to teenagers (71.1%), and (97.8%) cigarette smoke is dangerous for others. Peer educators also carry out their roles well. They advised friends who smoked in school (93.3%), monitor cigarette advertisements and sales in schools (91%) and monitored non-student who was smoking in school (67%). Peer group opinion is also positive for the role of peer educators. Most of the peer groups understand the material delivered by peer educators (72%) and the counseling material is also acceptable (83%). Peer educators have a good and acceptable role in youth. The health office needs to do the peer educators’ refreshment to improve their abilities and knowledge, such as jamboree of cadres.
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TY - CONF AU - Abduh Ridha AU - Abrori AU - Sawariansyah AU - Diah Radiana PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Peer Educator as a Strategy to Prevent Youth Smoking in Pontianak BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 291 EP - 295 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.055 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.055 ID - Ridha2020 ER -