THE CORRELATION BETWEEN DEMOGRAPHIC DATA OF KADERS’ TO HEALTH LOCUS OF CONTROL SCORE AND THE OPINION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN INDONESIA
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Empowering community members to render certain essential health services to the communities where they come from is a concept that has been around for at least 50 years. Indonesia has a community health workers namely Kader; they are already working from 30 years ago. We, therefore, conducted an investigation on the Kaders’ perceptions toward patients with mental disorders and to whom do they consult on possible patients with mental illness. This information will be useful to determine future training program for Kaders, and also to discuss the role of Community Health Worker (CHW) in other countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted for Kader in five districts of Yogyakarta Special Province, Indonesia, on June to September 2013. Among 5,625 Kaders in the provinces, we chose 800 Kader, by stratified random sampling, taking the population size of five provinces. The level of Kaders’ knowledge influence to powerful others HLC scores. On the other hand, although Kaders usually consult with health professionals (nurse or psychiatrist, but they still believe by Indonesian. Recommendations for the future, the contents for the training of Kaders need to be added motivation to improve Kaders’ motivation.