How is the Health Literacy of Traditional Village Communities in Indonesia?

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  • Tanti Hermawati
  • Pawito Pawito
  • Prahastiwi Utari
  • Sri Hastjarjo

Abstract

Health literacy involves understanding health information, making informed health decisions, and accessing healthcare resources successfully. This study explores health literacy in traditional villages, focusing on access, information sources, and health discussions. Data was collected through interviews with five informants from Pundungsari and Tawangrejo villages. Findings reveal that rural communities prefer obtaining health information from trusted sources like health workers and cadres, with some also using the internet. In-person and WhatsApp health discussions play a crucial role in spreading information and increasing awareness. Despite internet recognition, limited access exists, emphasizing the need for a critical review of online health information. These findings provide a comprehensive overview of health literacy in traditional rural communities, laying the foundation for more effective interventions.

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2024-02-02

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Hermawati, T. ., Pawito, P. ., Utari, P. ., & Hastjarjo, S. . (2024). How is the Health Literacy of Traditional Village Communities in Indonesia? . Migration Letters, 21(4), 548–563. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/7532

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