KnE Life Sciences | The 2nd International Meeting of Public Health 2016 (IMOPH) – Part II | pages: 373–382

1. Introduction

Along with the times, many changes happened. One of which is the change in social behavior. Social change is positive and also negative. One revision of negative response is violent free sex behavior which increased the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Benson (2008), STI is an infection that mainly acquired through sexual contact. Mode of transmission of STIs is through unprotected sexual contact which is through genital but also includes oral-genital contact (oral-genital), kisses and the use of sexual "toys" (Cahyono 2008).

Control STIS is a top priority for the World Health Organization (WHO). According to WHO in 2005, there were 448 million new cases of STIs (syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and chlamydia) occur every year throughout the world in adults around the age of 15-49 years. In developing countries, STIs and its complications included to fifth in the category of diseases that affect adults who require treatment (WHO 2011).

Integrated biological and behavioral surveillance (IBBS) in Indonesia to the truck drivers, motorcycle taxi drivers, sailor/crew and port workers in 2011 showed that HIV prevalence and STIs in truck drivers were very high. The incidence of HIV and STIs on truck drivers ranked first. This supported background that mostly truck drivers who frequently travel outside the city/province and away from their families or couples. The may encourage them to undertake risky sexual behavior (Anonymous 2011).

Besides the relatively high numbers, STIs identified caused many adverse effects both regarding physical, psychosocial, and financial. When a person exposed to STI, physical changes that can disrupt physiologically will occur (Cahyono 2008).

Thus vigilance and prevention of transmission by a couple who are a high-risk group of contracting are not executed in practice. Finally, contagion is inevitable and increasingly difficult to cure. Thus the prevention of STIs is essential.

Factors behind a truck driver in risky sexual behavior one of them are the job of migrating or moving (Dadun 2007). The position is switching or moving resulted in the truck driver, and the conductor seldom came home, the stress level ride height and encountered places that peddle sexually, including recognition by one source. These places are in Indramayu, Sumedang, Karawang and Purwakarta, motorists truck driver and conductor in a studied, stretch conveyance is public transportation that passes through some areas that peddling sex, so prone truck driver and the conductor to conduct free and risky sexual STIs infection.

From the preliminary study of the four truck drivers, several truck drivers say that STIs transmitted only between the genital organs, sexual intercourse with a partner is not wrong but still do not have sex with her partner. The use of condoms during intercourse with a partner is something that is not intrusive and considered unnecessary. 2 of 4 votes truck drivers say that the condom serves to avoid diseases caused by sexual intercourse and two others suspect only as a safety so that no unwanted conception.

From the above data, the truck driver was still lacking in preventing STIs. In a review of behavior, according to Bloom Notoatmodjo based theory, behavioral includes three (3) domains, i.e., knowledge, attitude and practice or action (Notoatmodjo 2005). In other words, STIs prevention will run correctly when the truck drivers have the experience, perspective, and ethical practices.

The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge overview of truck driver and conductor on the prevention of STIs, determine the description of the attitude of truck driver and conductor towards STIs prevention and identify the report of the driver and conductor's action in the STIs prevention.

2. Methods

The research design used was a quantitative descriptive (cross-sectional). Population and sample in this research were the driver and helper on a truck with a total of 41 drivers and ten conductors in the area of Bandung.

The instrument used was a questionnaire designed with the kind of enclosed survey, and content validity of the tests had conducted to expert lecturers in nursing maternity Faculty of the Nursing University of Padjadjaran. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis; frequency, percentage, and T score.

3. Results

Characteristics of the study included education, marital status, number of wives or girlfriends, and get information. The following is a table of the frequency distribution for the characteristics of the respondent:

Table 1

Distribution Frequency of Characteristics of Respondents (n = 51).

Variables Frequency (f) Percentage (%)
Not graduated from Primary School 1 1.19
Elementary School 7 13.73
Junior High School 31 60.78
Senior High School 12 23.53
Marital Status
Married 42 82.35
Divorced 5 9.8
Single 4 7.84
Get Information
Ever 27 52.94
Never 24 47.06
Media Information
Television/radio 22 81.48
Magazine 1 3.7
Newspaper 4 14.81

Based on Table 1, 31 respondents (60.78%) attained a junior high school education level, 42 respondents (82.35%) were married and married one with 39 (86.67%) of respondents. A total of 27 (52.94%) respondents claimed to have information about STDs, and most of the 22 (81.48%) respondents obtained information from television/radio.

An overview of the knowledge, attitudes, and actions of the driver and helper in the prevention of sexually transmitted infections

Table 2

Distribution of Knowledge, Attitude, and Actions of Driver and Conductor in Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention in Bandung District (n = 51).

Aspect Knowledge Category Frequency Total (%)
Knowledge Good 12 23.53
Enough 16 31.37
Less 23 45.1
Attitudes Support 22 43.14
Do Not Support 29 56.86
Action Good 25 49.02
Bad 26 50.98

Table 2 shows nearly half of respondents (23 respondents/45.10%) were less knowledgeable, more than half of the (29 respondents/56.86%) had an attitude does not support (unfavorable) and more than half of respondents (50.98%) had a bad precaution.

Description of the data analysis, the driver and helper of knowledge about prevention of infectious

Table 3

Distribution of the Driver and Helper of Knowledge about the Prevention of STIs (n = 51).

Aspect Descriptors (Question) Good Enough Less
F % F % F %
Mode of Transmission: Sexual Intercourse 8 15.69 29 56.86 14 27.45
Prevention: 11 21.57 19 37.25 21 41.18
Sexual safe 22 43.14 12 23.53 17 33.33
Personal hygiene 39 76.47 0 0 12 23.53
Vaccination 35 68.63 0 0 16 31.37
Myth 12 23.53 15 29.41 24 47.06

Table 3 shows the distribution of the driver and helper of knowledge about modes of transmission and prevention of STIs. In the method of communication of the excellent presentation lowest category 8 (15.69%) of respondents. Related knowledge in how to prevent STIs, 21 (41.18%) respondents had less experience. The percentage of both categories is lower than 12 (23.53%) are in the myths related to means of prevention of STIs.

Table 4

Distribution of the Driver and Helper of Knowledge about the Prevention of STIs based on the Item about the Lowest (Maximum Value = 1).

No item Question The Average Value
5 Mode of transmission through oral sex 0.549
7 Mode of transmission of HIV to live together and use of tools together 0.490
11 The prevention of the use of condoms 0.353

Table 4 shows the results of each question on the knowledge that had the lowest average value, namely in the way of prevention by using condoms (0.353).

Description of the data analysis, the attitude of the driver and helper towards the prevention of STIs

Table 5

Distribution of the Attitude of the Driver and Helper to the Efforts of STIs (n = 51).

Descriptors Support Do not Support
F % F %
Cognitive 26 50.98 25 49.02
Affective 26 50.98 25 49.02
Conative 23 45.10 28 54.90

Table 5 shows the distribution of the driver and helper's attitude towards the prevention of each descriptor, namely the category conative showed no support.

Overview of the data analysis, the driver and helper action in the prevention of STIs

Table 6

Distribution of the driver and helper action in the prevention of STIs (n = 51).

Descriptors Good Bad
F % F %
Sexual safe 22 43.14 29 56.86
Personal hygiene 39 76.47 12 23.53
Myth 30 58.82 21 41.18

Table 6 shows the distribution of the driver and helper action in the prevention of STIs each descriptor. Regarding percentage, the most excellent response contained in the personal hygiene with 39 (76.47%) of respondents.

Table 7

Distribution of the Driver and Helper'sAction on the Prevention of STIs based on the Item about the Lowest (Maximum Value = 5).

No item Question Average Value
1 Finding Information 2.25
3 Use of Condoms 2.33
4 Personal hygiene 2.59

Table 7 shows the result of the actions of every question that had the lowest average value, namely the search for information (2.25).

4. Discussion

Based on the results of the study, the results obtained with the picture less knowledge, attitudes and actions do not support wrong. In this study, the results followed the theory Notoatmodjo (2007) in which the behavior follows the stages that are knowledge, attitude, and action/practice, but the process is not always like that theory like someone had positive behavior through knowledge and belief was negative.

Regarding knowledge, by looking at the overall results of research on the prevention of STIs that include modes of transmission and prevention, it can be shown that the majority of respondents generally had less knowledge as many as 21 (41.18%) respondents. The could happen in line with the factors that influence the behavior of education, educational level mostly as much as 31 respondents (60.78%) last junior high education level.

Of the items in the analysis, in getting that knowledge is still lacking in the average value of them, namely, the use of condoms 0.35; prevention by taking antibiotics 0.39; prevention by choosing a sex 0.41; the modes of transmission of HIV to live at home and the use of cutlery together 0.41; method of communication through oral sex 0.54; it is the knowledge of the respondents were very limited so that could be a reference to the provision of information.

Knowledge through the means of HIV transmission is still lacking. Respondents even argued that by staying together and eat together tool wear could transmit HIV/AIDS. According to the Ministry of Health (2008), HIV can be transmitted through the transfer of bodily fluids of people infected with HIV. Displacement either from pregnant mother to fetus through the placenta, blood displacement of people infected with HIV through breast milk while nursing liquid, or through sexual contact with a person infected with HIV.

Knowledge-based on those myths, it is still relatively small; it indicates that these myths be the cornerstone of thinking of the driver and helper on a truck. In theory, the behavior of the above, other factors influences apart from the level of education, namely experience and environment. It can affect the formation of attitude, where the most useful attitude formation is from experience (Sarwono 2002). If this is allowed, then it could be the basis for the knowledge that one driver and helper on the truck, so the need for health promotion.

Respondents argued that taking antibiotics can prevent against STIs. Drinking with antibiotics such as penicillin, sepertetra, etc. before or after sex cannot kill all kinds of STDs even more frequently taking medications carelessly also complicate the healing because the body will be tolerant of the drug types (MOH 2008).

Choosing sex workers based on the outside cannot prevent STIs. According to the Ministry of Health (2008), those who suffer from herpes, hepatitis, and HIV chicken's comb, looked very healthy and clean except when the signs of the disease begin to appear obtained. Any child can be exposed and have an STI because STIS does not distinguish between age and did not look at anyone.

According to Notoatmodjo (2007), the knowledge that supports formed attitudes, when the experience of both the better the position, but it is not always absolute. This is proved by the perspective of the driver and helper on the prevention of sexually transmitted infection that most respondents, i.e., 29 (56.86%) respondents have an attitude that does not support the (unfavorable). From the characteristics of the respondents, most of the respondents attained junior high school level of education, which is where, according to Notoatmodjo (2007) education falls under one of the factors influencing knowledge, whereas this knowledge affects a person's ability reasoning that supports the formation of attitudes.

According to Azwar (1995) in Maulana (2007), attitude formation influenced by several factors, namely personal experience, others that are considered essential, mass media, cultural, institutional or educational institutions, and religious institutions, and emotional factors within the individual. According to Marck (2002), the sexual culture of truck drivers has happened long ago. It makes a matter of course among truck drivers so that access to all prostitutes is also effortless.

The results of the attitude based on each of the components show the results do not support conative, while the cognitive and affective show results that support. This suggests that the trend in knowledge and attitude showed results that support and the tendency to act shows the results do not help. Compared to the effect of this attitude upside down with an overview of action studied.

According Sarwono (2002) for the three domains are inextricably linked, raised the theory that if we can determine a person's cognition and feelings toward a particular attitude object, we will know the tendency of behavior.

The action is to practice or carry out what is already known or encountered (considered good). An attitude does not automatically materialize in response (overt behavior). To realize the position becomes a real acts necessary supporting factor or a condition that allows (Efendi and Makhfudli, 2009). This can see from this study that the results of data analysis to show the attitude the attitude that does not support (unfavorable) but for the results of data analysis to action is good, with over half of respondents, i.e., 27 (52.94%) of respondents.

United States Agency for International Development explain the factors that can affect infrastructure existing sexual behavior, the culture or customs stop/rest in the street, drugs/alcohol is readily available and used, working conditions, conditions of accommodation, sexual networks and stigma. This condition supported with working conditions that are prone to stress due to travel far and easy to obtain alcohol at the shop so vulnerable to risky sexual behavior. The spread of STIs is not only prostitutes to customers but can get to the family's home. Thus prevention of STIs is necessary to suppress the number of events.

In this research, there was still a lack of safe sex precautions in as many as 29 (56.89%) respondents, whereas safe sex is an act of the most reliable in term of STIs prevention. This consists of sustained sexual abstinence (faithful partner) and the use of condoms during sexual intercourse (MOH, 2008).

Personal hygiene respondents after sexual intercourse had an average value of 2.59. Arifin, Ginandjar, and Udoyono (2012) found the incidence proportion of STIs more in WPS that do not use antiseptic to clean the genitals of (70.5%) compared to the WPS that often use sterile to cleanse the genital organs of (40.4%),

The lower the measures preventive health behaviors, the higher the risk of acquiring STIs (Chandra2012). STIs prevention at its core by the MOH (2008) was abstinence, being faithful to each other in pairs, prevented by condoms, avoid drug use syringes, and education partner and friend.

To increase knowledge, attitudes and actions are necessary preventive measures, i.e., for example from health centers because according to six basic programs, one of which is the promotion of health and combating STIs, which operate in involving nurses, especially in the field of community that the main focus of the nursing community is to increase health and disease prevention.

5. Conclusions

In conclusion, the knowledge of the driver and helper in the prevention of STIshave sufficient knowledge by 20 (39.22%) respondents. Attitude of driver and helper towards the prevention of STIsdoes not support the (unfavorable) to 30 (58.82%) respondents. Action of driver and helper in the prevention of STIs has shown good results with 29 (56.86%) respondents. To improve knowledge and attitudes, it is advisable to provide information about the use of condoms, the impact of tattoos, how the spread of hiv, and to correct myths circulating in the community.



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