THE RELATIONSHIP OF CADRE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES WITH THE USE OF KIA BOOKS
Keywords:Knowledge, Attitude, Hard worker, KIA Book.
Utilization of maternal and child health services is still hampered by mothers' low knowledge about the benefits of MCH books and how to stimulate child development and the lack of MCH counseling from health workers. The aim of this research is to determine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes of cadres and the use of KIA books in the Lumban Lobu Health Center work area, Bonatua Lunasi District, Toba Regency in 2023. This type of research is quantitative research. Research Design This research was conducted using a cross-sectional design. The population in this study were 43 health cadres in the Lumban Lobu Community Health Center working area in January-March 2023. The sampling technique is total sampling where the entire population is used as a research sample totaling 43 people. The location of this research was carried out in the Lumban Lobu Community Health Center Work Area, Bonatua Lunasi District, Toba Regency from May to June 2023. The results of the cross-tabulation test between Cadre Knowledge and Utilization of KIA Books showed that the majority of respondents had good knowledge of using KIA books effectively, namely 16 people (37.3%) with a p value of 0.001 or less than 0.05 means that there is a relationship between knowledge of cadres and utilization of the MCH handbook. The results of the cross tabulation test between Cadre Attitudes and Utilization of KIA Books show that the majority of respondents have good attitudes who use KIA Books effectively, namely 17 people (39.5%) with a p value of 0.014 or less than 0.05, meaning there is a relationship between Cadre Attitudes and Utilization. KIA Book. It is hoped that the head of the puskesmas will participate in increasing the cadre's knowledge about the use of the KIA Book .