GAMBARAN TINGKAT PENGETAHUAN, SIKAP DAN PERILAKU NON NAKES TERHADAP FAKTOR RISIKO DAN KOMPLIKASI KEHAMILAN DAN PERSALINAN SEBAGAI UPAYA PENINGKATAN RUJUKAN (Studi di Kabupaten Banjar dan Tanah Laut Provinsi Kalimantan Selatan)

Rukmini Rukmini, Suharmiati Suharmiati, Ristrini Ristrini

Abstract


Background: In Indonesia the maternal deaths at rural areas was still high because most deliveries were conducted by non health workers and many occurred homes. Early detection for risk factors, complicated pregnancies and deliveries are one of the efforts to prevent the maternal deaths in community. The purpose of the study was to determine knowledge, attitude and behavior of the non health workers on risk factors, complicated pregnancies and deliveries. Methods: It was an observational study with a cross sectional approach, sample were taken purposively. The study was conducted at four public health center in two district (Banjar and Tanah Laut) in South Kalimantan Province. Respondents were non health workers composed of traditional birth attendants (TBAs), Posyandu cadres and families of pregnant and deliveries mothers. Results: The study showed that the majority of respondents had low knowledge on risk factors and complicated pregnancies and deliveries. The majority of respondents, 95% cadres and 83.3% family members were disagree if the delivery services only assisted by health workers. Furthermore, the majority of TBAs (65%) agreed that deliveries would be assisted by health workers if they were given some compensation. The majority of the patients would be referred to health facilities if they were found complicated pregnancies and deliveries. Therefore, the knowledge of non health workers has to be improved. So that they have good knowledge and abilities to refer patients rightly and promptly.

 

Key words: the non health workers, knowledge, attitude, behavior, referring, risk factors, complicated pregnancies and deliveries


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Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan (Bulletin of Health System Research, ISSN 1410-2935) published by National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health of Republic of Indonesia 
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