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Development of rabies eradication package, a family-based health promotion media to prevent rabies in Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia

  • Komang Hendra Setiawan ,
  • Ari Natalia Probandari ,
  • Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari ,
  • Didik Gunawan Tamtono ,


Background : Rabies occurred in Bali since 2008, and in 2017 rabies cases were still found in Bali, including in Buleleng Regency. Prevention of rabies in Bali must involve the participation of the community especially family, which is in direct contact with dogs. This study aims to develop family-based health promotion media, which is later called as the rabies eradication package, to overcome rabies in Buleleng, Bali.

Methods:  This study uses the research and development (R&D) method. which consists of 5 phases, namely analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. at the implementation and evaluation stage researchers used a quasi-experimental approach. The total number of samples used was 100 families taken from 2 villages. The variables measured were the level of knowledge and attitudes towards prevention of rabies. data analysis using the Mann-Whitney U test.

Result :   This study develop rabies eradication package as a family-based health promotion media. This package consists of a rabies eradication book, a dog vaccination card, a medical history cards and bite wound treatment tools. Of the 100 respondents in the study sample, 50 respondents who were included in the treatment group, which received a rabies eradication package for 1 month, experienced a significant increase in knowledge (p <0.001) and attitudes (p <0.001) in prevention of rabies compared to the control group.

Conclusion : Rabies eradication package can be used as a family-based health promotion media to increase rabies prevention efforts because it can increase knowledge and attitudes in preventing rabies


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How to Cite

Setiawan, K. H., Probandari, A. N., Pamungkasari, E. P., & Tamtono, D. G. (2019). Development of rabies eradication package, a family-based health promotion media to prevent rabies in Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia. Bali Medical Journal, 8(2), 637–641.




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