Compliance Of Malaria Drug Intake And The Using Of Bed Nets Of Malaria Patients In Public Health Center Of Waipukang, Lembata District, East Nusa Tenggara In 2018
Background. Malaria is a disease that causes many deaths, immediate breakthrough efforts are needed and acceptable which can reduce the number of mosquito bites and decide on malaria parasites in the patient's body, namely through efforts to take malaria medicine and the use of insecticide treated bed nets. The purpose of this study was to determine the description of compliance of the using of bed nets and malaria drug intake of malaria patients working area of Waipukang Public Health Center, Lembata Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province in 2018. Method. The type of research design in this study was a cross-sectional study design. The study was conducted in Lembata District, Waipukang Public Health Center area in Maret - Mei 2018.. The population in this study was positive malaria patients with laboratory tests, as well as families of patients in the Waipukang Health Center area, Ille Ape District, Lembata District. The number of samples is 30 people, 15 cases of malaria patients and 15 families of patients. Results. The results showed that malaria patients who obediently took malaria drug as much as 60% (9 people), while those who did not obidient taking malaria drug were 40% (6 people). Malaria patients and families who used the mosquito nets at home as much as 53% (8 people) while 47% (7 people) do not comply with mosquito nets.