Factors Affecting Motivation of Elderly Visits to Posyandu

Widyawati Widyawati, Eriyani Eriyani, Juwi Athia Rahmini, Elvi Susanti Lubis, Syahru Romadhon, Ida Royani Sinaga

Abstract


One form of preventive health services for the elderly is posyandu. Posyandu has an important role in efforts to improve the welfare of the elderly, namely a communication forum between the elderly, families, community leaders, and social organizations whose activities include promotive and preventive aspects without neglecting curative and rehabilitative efforts. This study aimed to analyze the motivational factors of the elderly visiting the posyandu in the work area of the Pabatu Health Center, Tebing Tinggi City. The design of this research was cross-sectional. The population in this study were all elderly people aged 60 years in the working area of the Pabatu Tebing Tinggi Health Center, with a sample of 98 people. Data were collected using questionnaire, then analyzed using Chi square test. The p-value of factors were education = 0.046, knowledge = 0.004, family support = 0.003 and cadre support = 0.001. As conclusion, there was a relationship between education level, knowledge, family support and cadre support with the motivation of the elderly to visit the Posyandu.

 

Keywords: motivation; education; knowledge; family support; cadre support; the elderly


Keywords


motivation, education, knowledge, family support, cadre support, the elderly

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33846/hn70902

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