Theresia Irnawati, Kristina Lisum

Sint Carolus School of Health Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia

Global Journal of Nursing

Malaria is an infectious disease that spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. The degree of malaria case in Indonesia, particularly in Papua shows that malaria is still the highest disease which even kills the patient. Patient’s knowledge and attitude are two factors of obstacles for malaria elimination program which one of the SDGs goal. The purpose of this research was to identify the correlation between patient knowledge and attitude with adherence level of malaria treatment in one of the private hospital in Papua. This research used the quantitative approach with the Cross Sectional design. The samples were 169 respondents determined by purposive sampling. The data collection had been used by questionnaire. The data analysis used Kendal’s Tau B formula. The univariate analysis result showed 63,9% of the respondent’s knowledge were in a low level, 71,8 % respondent’s had a negative attitude and 55,3% of the respondents were not obedient to their malaria medical treatment. The bivariate analysis showed, there was a significant relationship between the knowledge and adherence level of patients to malaria treatment (P value 0,000; α<0, 05), there was also a significant relationship between the attitude and adherence level of patients in malaria medical treatment (P value 0,000; α<0, 05). Health care provider will collaborate to provide medical information and educate through the media in order to uplift the adherence level of patients in malaria medical treatment.

Keywords: Attitude, Knowledge, Malaria, Treatment adherence.

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Theresia Irnawati, Kristina Lisum.KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, ADHERENCE OF PATIENTS WITH MALARIA TREATMENT at TIMIKA, PAPUA. Global Journal of Nursing , 2020, 3:14. DOI: 10.28933/gjn-2019-06-2205


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