Effect of Health Literacy to the Empowered Servant of God in Supporting Individuals at Risk of HIV and AIDS to Follow VCT

Imelda F.E. Manurung, Chatarina U.W, Ari Probandari


The findings of the effect of health literacy to empowerment of the Servant of God gave recommendations need to improve health literacy empowerment Servant of God to manifest God's servants in providing support for individuals at risk of HIV and AIDS.

Health literacy is the knowledge and skill to understand and apply the health message. The final goal of the establishment of health literacy is how someone is able to help themselves and others to live a healthy life. Servant of God for the people of NTT is the individual who is believed to cure the disease based on the Christian faith. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effect of health literacy to empowerment of the Servant of God in providing support to individuals at risk of HIV and AIDS for VCT. This type of research is explanatory research using cross sectional design. The data collection done by using a questionnaire instrument. Random sampling techniques used to obtain 78 Servants of God. Data were analyzed by simple linear regression test that shows the value of R = 0:53 and the value of p <0.05. This means that health literacy is a significant effect with the strength of the relationship is strong enough to empowerment of the Servant of God in giving support to people at risk of HIV and AIDS to participate in VCT.


HIV and AIDS; health literacy; empowerment.

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