The Relationship Of Knowledge And Attitudes Of The Mother Have A Children Of Incidence Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) In Tinggede Health Center Care

  • Enggar Enggar Akademi Kebidanan Palu
  • Anna Veronica Pont Akademi Kebidanan Palu
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI)


Background & Objectives: Large populations encourage large increases in the number of underaged
populations coupled with low public health status will increase the burden of eradication
activities of Acute Respiratory Infestion (ARI). So the knowledge and attitude of mother about ISPA
is needed to avoid balita from ISPA. This study aims to prove whether or not the relationship of
knowledge to the attitude of mothers who have children under five with the incidence of ARI disease.
Method: This study used analytic survey method with cross sectional study design. The sample was
taken using accidental sampling method to get 90 respondents. Mother's knowledge and attitude
variable is taken with questionnaire. Statistical analysis using Chi Square test. Results: Of the 90
respondents, 69 respondents (76.7%) were well knowledgeable 21 respondents (22.3%) were not well
informed. As for the attitude of 90 respondents who have good attitude there are 86 respondents
(96.6%) and who have poor attitude 4 respondents (4.4%). The result of analysis from 90 respondents
who have good knowledge are 69 respondents consisting of 66 respondents (73,3%) are good, and
those with bad attitude are 3 respondents (3.3%). While respondents are not good knowledge of 21
respondents consisting of 20 respondents (22.2%) be nice and who have less good attitude 1
respondent (1.1%). From result of chi square test got p.value 0,936> 0,05. Conclusion: There is no
significant relationship between knowledge on mother attitude to have children under five with
incidence of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) disease.