RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF MIDWIFE AND SOCIAL AWARENESS IN FE TABLETS ADMINISTRATION TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS

Agus Aan Adriansyah, Nyoman Anita Damayanti, Windhu Purnomo

Abstract


Coverage of Fe tablets during antenatal care visit from 2011-2013 in Public Health Centers in
Surabaya was still low with an average percentage of 9.29% and 16.27%. The purpose of this study
was to analyze the relationship between characteristics of a midwife and social awareness of a
midwife in Fe tablets administration to pregnant women in Public Health Centers in Surabaya. This
research was an analytic observational study and a cross sectional approach. The research location
was in all Public Health Centers in Surabaya. The samples as many as 65 midwives were taken using
multistage random cluster sampling technique from 62 Public Health Centers representing every
region in Surabaya. The data obtained were analyzed by using Ordinal Logistic Regression technique.
The results showed that the age and length of employment are closely related to social awareness of
midwife, while educational background was not closely related to social awareness of midwife. The
conclusion of this study is that characteristics of midwife are closely related to social awareness of
midwife. Midwives with good social awareness generate a good performance achievement. Our
suggestion is that Public Health Centers should immediately provide education and training to
midwives who have less social awareness. In addition to the process of hiring a midwife, Public
Health Centers should pay attention to midwives’ ability of social interaction as it relates to the
responsibility of providing services to pregnant women.
Keywords: Social Awareness, Midwives’ Performance, Fe Tablets

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