Community health centers response to the need of dementia care

Friday, 31-03-2023SurveyMETERNi Wayan Suriastini, Dwi Oktarina , Bondan Sikoki, Sunar Indriati, Rodhiah Umaroh, Dani Alfah, Kusmaintan Widya Lestari



Dementia prevalence among Indonesian older people is increasing. Community health centers (CHCs) as primary care providers have a responsibility to meet the need of their community. This study aims to measure the response of CHCs to the growing of dementia cases and to investigate factors associated with the knowledge of CHC staff on dementia symptoms in Special Region of Yogyakarta (DI Yogyakarta), Indonesia.

Design and methods:

This study used a cross-sectional design to obtain census data from 121 CHCs in DI Yogyakarta by interviewing 121 older person program managers of the CHCs via telephone between January and February 2021. Data on knowledge of 10 dementia symptoms, participation in dementia prevention and treatment with dementia, dementia/cognitive screening and coverage as well as factors associated with memory loss and change in mood and behavior were assessed. Data were analyzed using descriptive, bivariate, and multiple logistic regression.

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