• Gita Andiani Sumardi Department of Reproductive Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Arifin Seweng Department of Reproductive Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University
  • Ridwan Amiruddin Department of Epidemiology , Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University


Increasing age causes decreased physiological function due to degenerative processes, so that many non-communicable diseases appear in the elderly. The realization of healthy, independent, quality, and productive elderly must be done with health development as early as possible during the life cycle to an advanced stage by taking into account the factors that must be avoided and protective factors that can be done to improve the health of the elderly. Elderly Posyandu focuses on health services on promotive and preventive efforts needed by the elderly with the aim to improve quality of life through improving health and well-being. This study aims to analyze the determinants of posyandu activity of the elderly. This research was conducted in the Sudiang Health Center in Makassar City. The research design used was quantitative research with cross sectional design. The sample of this study was screened by 403 elderly people selected using cluster random sampling technique. To see the determinants of activeness of the elderly posyandu using the chi square test. The results showed that there was an influence of distance, disease history, health perception, perceived benefits, family support and staff support (p <0.05) on the activeness of the elderly posyandu, while there was no effect of education (p = 0.737) on the activeness of the elderly posyandu. It is expected that the family increase their support and health workers support volunteers to further maximize counseling in the Sudiang Health Center in Makassar City in order to improve the quality of life of the elderly.


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