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RMJ. 2023; 48(4): 1027-1030

Factors related with teenager preference toward health workers in the promotion of drug abuse prevention in Bima, Indonesia

Ade Wulandari, Nani Nurhaeni, Dewi Gayatri, Martiningsih Martiningsih.


Objective: To identify factors related with teenager preference toward health workers in implementing drug abuse prevention in health promotion.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study included 275 students who were selected simply randomly. The survey was conducted from June to August 2021 in six junior high schools in Bima. Data collection used a questionnaire. Data analysis used univariate analysis for frequency distribution and bivariate analysis using the Chi Square test.
Results: Most of the respondents were 12-13 years old. The number of male participants is more than female. Most of the study sample lived in rural areas (52.7%) and the higher percentage had received counseling on prevention of drug abuse (64.4%). Participants prefered health workers as implementers of preventive interventions to others (57.5%). Chi square test showed that the variables sex, place of residence, method and place of counseling had p

Key words: Drug prevention, health promotion, health workers, teenager.

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