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The Indonesian Journal of Public Health

ISSN 1829-7005

Vol. 4 / No. 1 / Published : 2007-07

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Original Article :

[relation/link] knowledge with attitude to operation cataract [at] patient cataract of senilis [in] rsup dr. kariadi semarang.

Author :

  1. Sofia Arditya K.*1
  2. Fifin L. Rahmi*2
  1. Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Diponegoro - Semarang
  2. Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Diponegoro - Semarang

Abstract :

ABSTRACT The purpose of this research was to analyze the correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding cataract surgery among senile cataract patients in Dr.Kariadi Hospital Semarang. This was an analytical study with cross sectional approach. The respondents were senile cataract patients in Dr.Kariadi Hospital Semarang. Research was held on March–April 2007. The data were analyzed using computer, the questionnaire validity was checked by expert validity test and using Cronbach alfa for reliability. The result showed that there were about 50 respondents who fulfilled the criteria. There was a significant correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding cataract surgery (p < 0.005) with correlation coefficient r = 0.328. The knowledge levels were: 34% subjects have lack of knowledge, 38% subjects have enough, and 28% subjects were categorized into good knowledge. The attitudes of cataract surgery were: 30% subjects were categorized as lack, 38% subjects were categorized as enough, and 32% subjects were categorized as good. It was concluded that the knowledge of senile cataract patients influence the attitude regarding cataract surgery. Despite of the correlation of this relationship is still low, so it was suggested to enhance socialization and education about cataract and the treatment in order to prevent unnecessary blindness because of cataract.

Keyword :

knowledge, attitude, cataract surgery, senile cataracts patients,


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