The Effect of Leaflet on Reproductive Health Media Accessing Behavior among Students in Medan North Sumatera

Veronica Anggreni Damanik, Sri Lasmawanti, Novita Anggraini, Bangun Dwi Hardika


Background: Psychological changes in ado­les­­­­­­cents can be influenced due to hormonal changes in the body and the desire to express sexual appetite so that it can result in increased sexual problems such as increased premarital sexual behavior or free sex. Therefore, it is ne­ces­­­­sary to do an in­ter­ven­tion step to be able to increase information and knowledge for ado­les­­cents about reproductive health. This study aim­ed to determine the effect of information through leaflets on the habit of ac­ces­sing media re­­­la­ted to reproductive health and premarital sexual attitudes on students at Vo­ca­tio­nal Sc­hool (VS) Parulian I Medan.

Subjects and Method: This was quasi expe­ri­­mental with One Group Pretest-Postest De­sign with­out a control group. The study was con­­­­­duc­­ted from May to July 2019. A total of 133 studentsof class X and XI of Medan Parulian I Vocational School was selected for this study. The data were col­­lected using a questionnaire. The data was analyzed by Wilcoxon.

Results: The habit of accessing media after be­ing given information through leaflets (Mean= 1.59; SD= 0.49) was higher compared to before getting information through leaflets (Mean= 1.26; SD= 0.44), and statistically significant (p<0.001). Pre-sexual behavior marriage after got the in­for­­ma­tion through leaflets (Mean= 42.38; SD= 11.11) was higher than before got the infor­­­­mation through leaflets (Mean= 38.92; SD=11.97), ­and statistically significant (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Information in the leaflet im­proved the habit of accessing media related to re­pro­duc­ti­ve health and positive premarital sexual attitudes.

Keywords: leaflets, media access, premarital sexual attitude

Correspondence: Veronica Anggreni Damanik. Nursing Study Program, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health, Hel­vetia He­­alth Institute Medan. Jl. Kapten Su­mar­­­sono 107, Medan, North Sumatera. Email: ve­­ro­­ni­ca.­da­ma­nik­88­ Mobile: 0813675­79723

Journal of Health Promotion and Behavior (2020), 5(1): 18-25

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