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The Influence Of Perceived Benefits And Commitment On Selfcare Agency Of People With Leprosy In Preventing The Transmission Of Leprosy In Sumenep, Madura, Indonesia


Background : Leprosy is an infectious disease, chronic, caused by germs (Mycobacterium leprae) that attack the skin, peripheral nerves, and body tissues. Belief or understanding about the benefits/benefits of actions taken in reducing the risk and seriousness of health problems can encourage commitment to something. Commitment is an intention to perform certain health behaviors. This study aims to determine the effect of perceived benefits and commitment to the self care agency of leprosy patients in preventing leprosy transmission in Sumenep Regency, Madura, Indonesia.

Methods: The research design used a cross-sectional technique. Conducted in September 2021 in Sumenep Regency, Madura Indonesia. The population of this study were all leprosy patients in Sumenep Regency as many as 232 people. The research sample obtained 145 people with proportional random sampling technique. Analysis of the influence between variables using the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) SmartPLS test.

Result: Perceived benefits have a direct effect on the self-care agency with a t-value of 4.900 (t>1.96) and indirectly on the self-care agency through commitment with a t-value of 6.964 (t>1.96). Commitment has a direct effect on self care agency with a t value of 8.402 (t > 1.96).

Conclusion: The benefits of prevention known by patients and commitment to healthy behavior can increase the patient's self care agency to prevent leprosy transmission

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Hannan M
Notobroto HB
Hidayat S