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description Journal article public Jurnal Dunia Kesehatan

The Relation of Community Knowledge Degree About Diarrhea to Diarrhea Treatment in the Service Area of Puskesmas Kambaniru Kecamatan Kambera Kabupaten Sumba Timur

I. Nyoman Sutresna
Published 2016

Abstract

Diarrhea is the increase of feces excretion followed by the change of consistency to become sloppy, with or without blood in the feces. In Indonesia, number of diarrhea cases reaches 195 per 1000 people and is the highest rank compared to other nations in ASEAN. Community knowledge is needed in taking role of diarrhea treatment since it is one of disposition factors. With the increase of knowledge, chance of habit change will be high. Purpose of the research is to address the relation of community knowledge of diarrhea to the treatment of diarrhea in Puskesmas Kambaniru Kecamatan Kambera Kabupaten Sumba Timur. Research method used was non experiment with cross sectional approach. Sample selection used non probability sampling from 47 people. Data collecting used questioner, then the data was analyzed using uji kendall tau method. The result was 34 (72,3%) respondents had enough knowledge of diarrhea and 35 (74,5%) respondents had enough knowledge of diarrhea treatment. Analysis about uji kendall tau resulted p = 0,001 on α = 0,05. The conclusion from analysis result is, there is significant relation between community knowledge about diarrhea and the treatment in Puskesmas Kambaniru Kecamatan Kambera Kabupaten Sumba Timur. The result is hoped to be reference in purpose to support the respondents knowledge through counseling run by the Puskesmas.

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