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ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

Article Title

Analysis of knowledge regarding Biliary Atresia among healthcare providers and laypersons in East Jakarta after educational intervention

Abstract

Biliary atresia is the most common cause of death due to liver disease in children and is the most common indication for pediatric liver transplantation. The success rate of the management of biliary atresia is very dependent on the age of the patient at the time of surgery. However, patients with biliary atresia were often diagnosed late, due to lack of parents’ and primary healthcare providers’ knowledge regarding biliary atresia. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of health education in improving knowledge of healthcare providers and laypersons. A total of 371 respondents participated in this pre-post study with no control group, consisting of 234 laypersons (community health workers, new mothers, and mothers to be) and 137 healthcare providers (medical doctors, midwives, and nurses). There were significant increase in the median value between pre-test and post-test knowledge scores in both healthcare providers and laypersons groups (p

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