Keywords : VCT services (0
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 1090-1098
Background: One of the efforts to prevent HIV transmission is through Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services. VCT program is a counseling process that takes place before, during, and after a person has a blood test to find out whether he has been infected with HIV or not. A person's behavior in utilizing health services such as VCT can be influenced by self-efficacy. This study aims to analyzed thecorrelation of pregnant woman' self-efficacy with behaviour in utilizing VCT services in Banyuwangi.
Methods:This type of research is observational analytic. The research was carried out in three sub-districts (Banyuwangi, Singojuruh, and Genteng) in May-November 2018. The study population was all pregnant women who were targeted by the Public Health Services in these three sub-districts in 2018. The studies sample was determined by several inclusion criteria. Sampling was used proportional random sampling.
Result: Characteristics of pregnant women according to age and education in behaving using the most VCT services are 26-34 years (52.8%) and high school (45.6%). The majority of respondents' self-efficacy in utilizing VCT was classified as bad. The percentage of respondent with bad self-efficacy was 54.9% and respondent with good self-efficacy was 48.4%.
Conclusion:The pregnant woman' self-efficacy was correlated with behaviour in utilizing VCT services (0,016). The conclusion of this study is that self-efficacy in pregnant women can influence behavior in utilizing VCT services