Authors: Camellia, J., Pramestutie, H. R., Hariadini, A. L.
Diarrhea is one of diseases that considered at dangerous level. A lot of diarrhea patients doesn’t really care about the right treatment of diarrhea. Therefore, the pharmacist should have a duty to provide counseling on the use of safety and effective drugs of diarrhea. One of the counseling method tool by using computerized-based audiovisual program called "Diarrhea Care Program". This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of "Diarrhea Care Program" as a counseling tool in cases of diarrhea in children under five years in the pharmacy. This study design is cross-sectional survey. The sampling method of pharmacies was stratified random based on district, while the sampling method of respondents was by purposive method obtained by 40 respondents. The results was analyzed using Wilcoxon test that had significance value of 0.000 (p <0.05) so it can be interpreted that counseling tool "Diarrhea Care Program" had significant differences between the scores of knowledge before performed counseling and after counseling. All 40 respondents shown that had changed after counseled by "Diarrhea Care Program" tool. The conclusion of this study is the use of pharmacist counseling by audiovisual tool "Diarrhea Care Program" has a positive influence on increasing the knowledge of parents of infants with diarrhea.
Keywords: Pharmacist counseling; pediatric diarrhea; counseling tools; audiovisual