2020
DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v12n6p135
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The Health Belief Model in Prevention Pesticide Toxicity

Abstract: Various efforts have been made to reduce pesticide toxicity, but the level of community participation is still quite low. This study aims to analyze the health belief of Karo’s farmer in pesticide toxicity prevention. The sample used the snowball sampling technique and reach 55 participants. Data were collected by in-depth interviews, FGD, and analyzed in qualitative used thematic analysis. The results found that farmers knew the hazard and effects of pesticides, but they ignored all of prevention. T… Show more

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“…It based on agricultural products as their income for daily life. Besides, the effects of pesticides felt by farmers are generally temporary and can disappear even though the possibility of reappearance can occur [29], [30], [31], [32], [33]. The results found that the farmers did not pay attention to the procedure.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It based on agricultural products as their income for daily life. Besides, the effects of pesticides felt by farmers are generally temporary and can disappear even though the possibility of reappearance can occur [29], [30], [31], [32], [33]. The results found that the farmers did not pay attention to the procedure.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Among the many diseases that can occur, they can be listed certain cancers [13][14][15], endocrine disorders [16], abnormal reproduction [17], reduced mental capacity [18], neurodegenerative diseases [19], and modification of DNA [20]. In addition to moderate risks which include influenza, mild headaches, and blurred vision [21]. Developing countries use only 20% of worldwide pesticides, yet they undergo 99% of deaths due to pesticide poisoning [22].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%