Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARD INCIDENCE DIARRHOEA AFTER FLOODING IN KANAKE BAU-BAU CITY INDONESIA

Author

Mahmud, B

Institution

Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Makassar Indonesia

Abstract

Objectives: The Data in Bau-Bau city hospitals showed that, after flooding incidence of any disease revealed as; diarrhoea as many as 734 people, followed by DHF 663 people, 376 people, Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI), accident/injury 14 people, and 36 skin diseases. The objective of this study is to determine the relationship between mother knowledge, attitudes, action and family income with the incidence of diarrhea in infants in the post-flooding in Kanakea, Bau-Bau city in 2010

Methods: Type of study is observational with Cross Sectional design, number of population were 256 people and 92 drawn by Systematic Random Sampling. Data were analyzed by Chi-Square test statistic with significance a = 0.05

Results: The results showed that mother knowledge related to the incidence of diarrhea (p value = 0.001), attitudes (p value = 0.005), practice (p value = 0.205), and family income associated with the incidence of diarrhea in infants post-flood (p value = 0.009).

Conclusion: Conclusion of a study that mother knowledge, attitudes, and family income associated with the incidence of diarrhea after the flooding while the mother practices was not related to the incidence of diarrhea after the flooding