Community Knowledge about Poskestren As a Community Based Health Initiative at Darussalam Al-Faisholiyah Islamic Boarding School, Sampang, Madura


Marselli Widya Lestari, Wiwik Winarningsih

 

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya

 

ABSTRACT

Background: In boarding schools, students don’t have their parents around to watch them at all time. Parents want to make sure that their children are making sensible de­ci­sion about health, nutrition, and exercise. Islamic Boarding School presents facilities to maintain and increase the health of the students. This study aimed to investigate community knowledge about Islamic Boarding School Health Post (Poskestren) as a com­munity based health initiative at Darussalam Al-Fais­ho­liyah Islamic Boarding School, Sampang, Madura.

Subjects and Method: This was qualitative study conducted at Darussalam Al-Fais­ho­liyah Islamic Boarding School, Sampang, Madura. A sample of infor­mants including students, stakeholders, dan community around Islamic Boarding School, was selected or this study. The data were collected by in-depth interview and described accordingly.

Result: Most informants knew Poskestren (61.1%). There were only 41.8% of infor­mants were able to describe the abbreviation of Poskestren. 38.1% of informants mis­per­ceived about Poskestren as a community-based health initiative.

Conclusion: Most informants recognize Poskestren, but some informants misper­cei­ved about Poskestren as community based health initiative. Professionals  have yet to explain more about Poskestren, so that the aim of the community based health initia­tive is attainable.

Keywords: Islamic Boarding School Health Post, knowledge, community-based health initiative

Correspondence: Marselli Widya Lestari. Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya. Jl. Jemursari 51-57, Surabaya, Indonesia. Email: marselli­widya@gmail.com.  Mobile: 081703341579.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.02.23

 

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