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Buletin Spirakel
Edisi 2010
Pengetahuan Sikap Perilaku Masyarakat Desa Pagar Desa Terhadap Malaria (Pemukiman Suku Anak Dalam) Kabupaten Musi Banyuasin
Sitorus, Hotnida ( Loka Penelitian dan Pengembangan Pemberantasan Penyakit Bersumber Binatang, Baturaja)
Ambarita, Lasbudi P. ( Loka Penelitian dan Pengembangan Pemberantasan Penyakit Bersumber Binatang, Baturaja)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
23 Oct 2012
 
Malaria is a poverty-related health problem. In some places, forests are a source of livelihood for the poor. Pagar Desa village is one of the settlements of Suku Anak Dalam in South Sumatera Province. This study aims to determine knowledge, attitude and behavior of Suku Anak Dalam community about malaria. The study was carried out in 2006 with cross-sectional design. Research shows that most of the respondents interviewed know malaria and 85% admitted had experienced symptoms of malaria. Experienced symptoms were fever, chills and sweating (83.9%). All respondents did not know the cause of malaria, and 79.6% knew that malaria is a dangerous disease. Most respondent knew that malaria is the cause of death (77.4%). 54.8% didnt know that malaria is an infectious disease. and 23.7% said avoiding mosquito bites can prevent malaria. In general, respondents had positive attitude towards prevention and treatment of malaria. Almost half of respondents interviewed (41,9%) buy medicine from "warung.· As many as 66,7% respondents usually going outside the house in purpose of hanging around, watching television in neighbours house and also doing some daily activities. There were 95,7% of respondents did knot wear specific protector to avoid mosquitoes bites while they were outside the house at night. The study also showed that 41,9% of respondents used bednet when sleeping and 24,7% respondents used mosquito coils. Its necessary to raise awareness of malaria through counseling routinely in order to increased positive behaviors, and also necessary to provide health services that are accessible to the Suku Anak Dalam community.  Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practise, Malaria, Suku Anak Dalam
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