THE EFFECT OF FAMILY SUPPORT AND IMMUNIZATION SERVICES ACCESS ON MOTHERS ATTITUDES IN PROVIDING BASIC IMMUNIZATION
Background: Morbidity and mortality rates of infant-toddler are still in high number. It is caused by the infectious disease that can be prevented by immunization. More than 1.4 million children each year die because of diseases that can be prevented by immunization (Kemenkes RI, 2015). It was caused by the attitudes of the mothers toward basic immunization in the baby. Based on its, the aim of this study was to analyse the effect of family support and immunization services access to mothers attitudes in providing basic immunization in children.
Materials and Methods: This study was observational analytic with a cross-sectional design. Sampling was simple random sampling and obtained 163 mothers who had children aged between 12-24 months. This study did a home visit to collect primary data needed. This study used logistic regression with α = 0.05.
Result: Mothers attitudes in providing basic immunization was significantly influenced by family support (p= 0.0001) and health care access (p= 0.010). Mothers who did not have family support were at risk for the mothers which hadn’t attitude to support giving basic immunization 4.644 times greater than mothers who had family support. Furthermore, a mothers who had difficulty access to immunization services were at risk for the mothers which hadn’t attitude to support giving basic immunization 4.836 times greater than mothers who had easy access to immunization services.
Conclusion: Mothers attitudes in providing basic immunization were significantly influenced by family support and immunization services access. Family support and immunization services access will develop supportive attitudes toward basic immunization for children.
Keywords: Immunization, Children, Attitude, Family Support, Immunization Services