Family Perception of Health Role in Filariasis Countermeasures Using the Health Belief Model Approach in Aceh Besar District

Said Devi Elvin, Mutia Yusuf, Wirda Hayati, Teuku Alamsyah

Abstract


Aceh Besar District in Aceh is an endemic area of filariasis. This endemic state is strongly influenced by peoples’ perception of filariasis countermeasures. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the family perceptions of the health role in filariasis countermeasures using the Health Belief Model (HBM). An analytical survey was applied with a cross-sectional study approach. The study population was families at three villages in working neighborhoods of Kuta Baro Primary Health Care, namely Lambaro Bileu, Lambaet, and Cot Preh. This represents 1,113 families with a sample of 92 families that were selected using a proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The study instrument was a questionnaire and was analyzed in a univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis. The results of the study showed that the families’ perceived susceptibility to filariasis disease and the families’ perception of the benefits from filariasis preventive actions are related to the health role in filariasis countermeasures (p = 0.012 and 0.0001). However, the families’ perception of the seriousness of filariasis disease and the families’ perception of barriers in filariasis preventive action did not influence the health role in filariasis countermeasures (p = 0.259 and 0.230).

Keywords


Family’s health role; filariasis; Health Belief Model; perception



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21109/kesmas.v13i2.2241

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