Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) on Travel Risk Evaluation in Indonesian Traveller Risk Groups: A Multicenter Study

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Siti Arifah Lacante
Ilham Akbar Rahman
Khrisna Rangga Permana
Yeni Purnamasari
Fabianto Santoso
Dina Amalia Pratiwi

Abstract

Background: The risk of a traveller for contracting a travel-related disease is not only depending on one’s destination of travel or planned activities, but also on the traveller’s personal risk profile. The aim of this study is to determine the travellers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on prevention of Travel-related diseases and to evaluate patterns of disease of travel-related disease in Indonesia.

Methods: A cross-sectional, multicenter questionnaire-based study was conducted at 6 Indonesian International airports and other several cities all across Indonesia between January and April 2014. Questionnaires were randomly distributed at the departure gate of Indonesian airports while passengers were waiting to board. Data collected then statistically analyzed with univariate and bivariate analysis.

Results: A total of 450 questionnaires were received, of which 423 fulfilled the entry criteria and were included in the final analysis. Main reasons for travels are tourism, business, study, religious reason, working abroad as labors. Most of respondents travel with no company, while others are in group, with friends, and others. Overall, 64.5% of respondents travelled to high risk destination and the rest are travelled to low risk destination. Overall knowledge, attitude, practice scores mean was 82.67, 80, and 72.25 out of 100, respectively.

Conclusion: This research provides description about personal risk profile of Indonesian international travelers as a scientific basis to evaluate patterns of disease of travel-related disease in Indonesia. This report may be used to form recommendations for Indonesian travellers and health-care providers involved in travel medicine.

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Lacante, S. A., Rahman, I. A., Permana, K. R., Purnamasari, Y., Santoso, F. and Pratiwi, D. A. (2018) “Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) on Travel Risk Evaluation in Indonesian Traveller Risk Groups: A Multicenter Study”, Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6(1). Available at: https://jamsa.amsa-international.org/index.php/main/article/view/144 (Accessed: 18April2021).
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