Knowledge and Attitude of Community towards Tuberculosis Prevention Efforts within Batua Public Health Center in Makassar, Indonesia

Suprapto Suprapto, Trimaya Cahya Mulat, Yuriatson Yuriatson

Abstract


This study is an endeavor to acquire an overview of the knowledge and attitudes of the community in efforts to prevent tuberculosis. This study was carried out at working area of Puskesmas Batua (Public Health Center), involving 52 subjects who were the outpatient care. An interview utilizing a selected questionnaire by convenience sampling was the data collection instrument. Results indicated that the subjects with good knowledge were 36 (69.23%), and less one were 16 (30.77%), while with a positive attitude were 36 (69.23%) and negative one were 16 (30.77%). The outcome inferred that there is still a lack of knowledge of the community in the terms of the Tuberculosis prevention. However, the knowledge does not affect the attitude to the community in the prevention efforts.


Keywords


Knowledge; attitude.

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