RELATIONSHIP OF KNOWLEDGE AND MOTIVATION OF MOTHER WITH IMMUNIZATION COMPLETENESS AT PATTINGALLOANG HEALTH CENTER MAKASSAR

  • Rahmawati Rahmawati STIKES Nani Hasanuddin Makassar
Keywords: Completeness of immunization, knowledge, motivation

Abstract

Background: Immunization is carried out to improve a person's treatment specifically, is currently exposed to a disease that will not be sick or only mildly ill. An immunization program for orientation babies so that every baby gets the complete basic immunization. Indonesian health profile data in 2017 shows that the complete coverage of basic immunizations for infants is not evenly distributed for every city and district in South Sulawesi, even some of them tend to be low. The cause of the low achievement of immunization is the low awareness of mother and family knowledge and about immunization, the benefits of immunization, and the schedule for immunization. Objective: The purpose of this study is to know the relationship of knowledge and motivation of the mother with the completeness of immunization at the Pattingalloang Makassar Health Center. Method: The type of research used is quantitative research with a cross sectional design. Sampling uses the accidental sampling technique with a total sample of 45 respondents with a total population of 56 respondents. Data collection uses a checklist and direct interviews with parents of babies. Result: of this study indicate that knowledge has no relationship with the completeness of immunization with p-value 0.90, while motivation has a significant relationship with the completeness of immunization with p-value 0.00. Conclusion: of this study is that there is no relationship between knowledge and completeness of immunization and there is a significant relationship between motivation and completeness of immunization. It is expected that health workers should improve the health of mothers who have babies in an effort to achieve maximum child immunization through health education or promotion on immunization.

Published
2018-10-29