Community Knowledge and Attitude about The Use of Medical Device and Household Health Product in Bogor, West Java


Anisa1), Anhari Achadi2)

 

1)Masters Program in Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

2)Department of Health Policy Administration, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

 

ABSTRACT

Background: The improper use of medical device and household health product can lead to inaccurate measurement, poisoning, allergy, irritation, and unattainable usage goal. This study was aimed to determine community knowledge and attitude about the use of medical device and household health product in Bogor, West Java.

Subjects and Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Megamendung sub-district, Bogor Regency, West Java, from March to April 2019. The study subjects were 350 households. The dependent variable was the knowledge and attitude. The in­de­pen­dent variable was demography characteristics. The data were collected by ques­tion­naire. Data were analyzed using Pear­son correlation.

Results: 312 of 350 households completed the questionnaire (81.9%). 51.3% strongly agreed to check the circular number of medical device and household health product before use. There was a positive correlation between knowledge and attitude score in the use of medical device and household health product (r= 0.36; p= 0.001). The know­ledge scores increased with age under 26 years and higher education. The attitude scores increased with age above 55 years and higher education.

Conclusion: Households who have good knowledge show a positive attitude towards the use of medical device and household health product. Certain groups, such as people with low education, should be targeted for a health education program in terms of the appro­pri­ate use of medical device and household health product.

Keywords: knowledge, attitude, use, home, medical device, household health product

Correspondence: Anisa. Masters Program in Public Health, Faculty of Public Health,Universitas Indo­nesia. Email: annisa.kurniadi@gmail.com. Mobile: 081310573854.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph-FP.02.01

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