Comparison of Module Effectiveness to Improve Knowledge and Attitude about Flour Albus Among Women of Reproductive Age in Yogyakarta

Suhita Tri Oklaini1), Sumarni.DW2), Esti Nugraheny3)


1)Masters Program of Applied Midwifery STIKES Guna Bangsa, Yogyakarta

2)Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta

3)Academy of Midwifery Ummi Khasanah, Bantul, Yogyakarta



Background: Fluor albus is a problem which often occurs in women of all ages, especially in the ages of 45 years and over. The fluor albus (vaginal discharge leukorea), i.e. the discharge from the va­gina beside blood, may be secretions, transudation or exu­dates from organs or le­sions of the ge­ni­tal tract. Media aids such as leaflet and module are one of the most important com­po­nents in the teaching and learning process. This study was aimed to determine the com­pa­ri­son of mo­dule effect­iveness to improve know­ledge and attitude about flour albus among wo­men of re­pro­ductive age in Yog­ya­karta.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi-experiment pretest-posttest design with con­trol group design conducted at HUNTAP Pagerjurang Kepuharjo, Cangkringan, Yog­ya­karta. A sam­ple of 178 women of reproductive age were selected for this study and divided into two groups: 34 in ex­periment (module) group and 34 in control (leaflet) group. The dependent va­ri­ables were know­ledge and attitude about fluor albus. The in­dependent variable was types of me­dia aid. The data were co­llec­ted by ques­tionnaire and analyzed by  t-test and Mancova.

Results: After the intervention, increase of mean scores in both knowledge and atti­tude in the module group were higher than the leaflet group, and they were statistically significant.

Conclusion: Module is more effective than leaflet as a health education media aid to increase know­­ledge and attitude about fluor albus.

Keywords: module, knowledge, attitude, flour albus, reproductive.

Correspondence: Suhita Tri Oklaini. Masters Program of Applied Midwifery STIKES Guna Bangsa, Yogyakarta. Em­ail­: Trio­klai­ Mobile: 085273577497.


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