EFFECTIVENESS OF TUBERCULOSIS HEALTH EDUCATION ON THE COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE IN SUBDISTRICT LEUWISARI, DISTRICT TASIKMALAYA

Taty Hernawaty

Abstract


Many people still think that tuberculosis is a contagious, inherited, and untreatable disease. Lack of public knowledge about tuberculosis became one of the causes of this disease continues to spread rapidly. Efforts to improve health knowledge can be done through group health education. This method is considered to be most suitable for both low and high educated targets, evenmore this methods rated most effective and efficient. The result of observation and interview on Leuwisari sub-district shows that there is not much information known to people about tuberculosis. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of health education to the knowledge of the community about pulmonary tuberculosis in Subdistrict Leuwisari District Tasikmalaya. This research uses quantitative descriptive approach with quasi experimental pre-post test design. The population in this study is all the people who are in Subdistrict Leuwisari District Tasikmalaya. The sample in this study used one stage cluster sampling and obtained as many as 60 respondents and divided into 2 groups, namely the treatment group and the control group. Data were collected using questionnaires containing closed questionnaires and have tested validity-reliability. The results showed that public knowledge increased. Before being given a health education showed an average value of 33.53 and after being given a health education about tuberculosis to 40.38 with a margin of 5.05. The end result of this study is expected to provide information for the Puskesmas to improve health services through the dissemination of information about infection diseases and contagious especially tuberculosis.


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community, effectiveness, knowledge, health education, tuberculosis

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