Relationship Between Equipment Availability with Health Services Integrated Elderly Service Post in Indonesia: Cross Sectional Study

Authors : Rahman; Ruslan Majid; Kamrin; Farit Rezal; Muhammad Al Rajab

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Background: According World Health Organization (WHO), the number of elderly people in the population is experiencing rapid development, especially in Southeast Asian countries. Indonesia as a Southeast Asian country has a significant increase in the number of elderly resulting in an increase in the quality of health which has an impact on increasing life expectancy. Globally, the population aged 65 years or more increased from 6 percent in 1990 to 9 percent in 2019. The elderly population in Indonesia based on the 2018 Riskesdas is projected to be 27.08 million people or 9.99% of the total population in Indonesia. The elderly population and very fast growth also cause various problems, so that the elderly need to get serious attention from all sectors for efforts to improve the welfare of the elderly. Objective: This study aims to determine the relationship between the availability of equipment and health services at the Integrated Elderly Service Post in Indonesia. Method: The design of this study is a quantitative study using secondary data from the 2014 Indonesia Family Life Survey-5 (IFLS-5) with a research approach using a cross-sectional survey. The population in this study were Integrated Service Post heads and health cadres spread across 13 East Indonesian Provinces. The number of heads of health facilities is 4,950 respondents. Data analysis in this study used chi-square test analysis with pvalue: <0.05) with Stata software version 12. The independent variable in this study was the availability of equipment (pls_d1-IFLS-5) while the dependent variable was the availability of Integrated Service Post services (pls_b1- IFLS-5). Result: The results show that statistically using the chi- square test, the p-value = 0.0010 <0.05 is obtained because the ρ value is less than 0.05, then H1 is accepted and Ho is rejected, which means there is a relationship between equipment availability and Availability of health services Integrated service post for the elderly in Indonesia. Conclusion: The conclusion in this study is that there is a relationship between the availability of equipment and the availability of health services at the Integrated Elderly Service Post in Indonesia. Thus, it is necessary to provide equipment that is safe, sufficient and easy to access, provide support for the elderly by pro-actively providing services to be able to reach as many elderly targets as possible in the work area of the public health center and have an impact on improving the quality of life of the elderly.

Keywords : Availability, Equipment, Services, Integrated Service Post, Elderly.


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