The correlation between health beliefs and family support on the elderly’s participation in the Elderly Health Service (Posyandu Lansia)


elderly perception
family support
health belief model

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Wawomeo, A., Kurnia, T. A., Sekunda, M. S., & Fredimento, A. (2022). The correlation between health beliefs and family support on the elderly’s participation in the Elderly Health Service (Posyandu Lansia). Public Health of Indonesia, 8(2), 46–54.


Background: Longer life expectancy in Indonesia is a sign for the government to intensively improve various programs for the elderly for better welfare and quality of life. Elderly Health Service (or Posyandu Lansia)  that is well-conducted will provide convenience for the elderly in accessing basic health services to maintain and optimize their quality of life.

Objective: This research aimed to analyze the relationship between beliefs on health and family support toward the participation of the elderly in Posyandu Lansia.

Methods: This correlational research was performed using a cross-sectional approach on 30 elderly selected purposively. The Health Belief Model (HBM) was used as a framework in this study. Data were collected using validated questionnaires and analyzed using univariate statistics, Chi-square, and logistic regression.

Results: The results indicated the presence of a correlation between health beliefs, especially perceived vulnerability (p = 0.048) and perceived benefits (p = 0.030), and family support in the elderly’s participation in Posyandu Lansia.

Conclusion: It is essential for the public health centers to monitor and approach the families of elderlies who rarely attend Posyandu Lansia to improve their health and quality of life.


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