RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF MIDWIFE AND SOCIAL AWARENESS IN FE TABLETS ADMINISTRATION TO PREGNANT WOMEN IN PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS
Keywords:Social Awareness, Midwives’ Performance, Fe Tablets
Coverage of Fe tablets during antenatal care visit from 2011-2013 in Public Health Centers in Surabaya was still low with an average percentage of 9.29% and 16.27%. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between characteristics of a midwife and social awareness of a midwife in Fe tablets administration to pregnant women in Public Health Centers in Surabaya. This research was an analytic observational study and a cross sectional approach. The research location was in all Public Health Centers in Surabaya. The samples as many as 65 midwives were taken using multistage random cluster sampling technique from 62 Public Health Centers representing every region in Surabaya. The data obtained were analyzed by using Ordinal Logistic Regression technique. The results showed that the age and length of employment are closely related to social awareness of midwife, while educational background was not closely related to social awareness of midwife. The conclusion of this study is that characteristics of midwife are closely related to social awareness of midwife. Midwives with good social awareness generate a good performance achievement. Our suggestion is that Public Health Centers should immediately provide education and training to midwives who have less social awareness. In addition to the process of hiring a midwife, Public Health Centers should pay attention to midwives’ ability of social interaction as it relates to the responsibility of providing services to pregnant women.