Factors associated with utilization of indonesian community base comprehensive service center for elderly (Posyandu-lansia)

 ABSTRACT

Indonesian community base comprehensive service center for elderly (Posyandu-Lansia) provide by community village volunteers and support by primary health center. The utilization often just for at beginning of an establishment, according of health seeking behavior model, there are several factors associated with utilization of health service; age, level of knowledge, educational level, distance, travel time, independence of elderly people, and health workers.

Objectives

This study aimed to study factors associated with utilization of Posyandu-Lansia.

Methods

Using descriptive analytical method of a cross sectional approaches, the population of this research all elderly in the Jompo Village, from 568 elderly the samples that are obtained as many as 50 elderly people using purposive sampling and data analysis using “chi-square”.

Results

The results showed; educational level (x2=7.812 and p=0.099), social-economy (x2=5.054 and p=0.168), distance (x2=1.231 and p=0.267), travel time (x2=1.892 and p=0.169), independence of elderly (x2=0.105 and p=0.949), there were no association with Posyandu-Lansia utilization. While the aspects of age (x2=7.801 and p=0.050), level of knowledge (x2=7.062 and p=0.008), health workers (volunteer) participation (x2=5.959 and p=0.015), had a association with Posyandu-Lansiautilization.

Conclusions

Health districts and health workers are expected to increase the knowledge of village volunteers to conduct frequent training to produce qualified Posyandu-Lansia volunteer, maintaining the quality of health services and improving the quality of human resources, facilities and infrastructure so that the perception of the elderly both received and given satisfactory service.

Keywords

Posyandu-Lansia utilization, elderly, village volunteer, community-based

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