THE CORRELATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE WITH THE DECISION-MAKING OF BRIDE COUPLE TO CONDUCT PREMARITAL CHECK-UP IN WORK AREA OF KUA DISTRICT OF PARE KEDIRI
Premarital check up is the preparation efforts pregnancy and early detection of a disease that could endanger the mother and baby. Many people do not know about the purpose, benefits and procedures of premarital check-up. This resulted in a low number of bride and groom couples who do premarital check-up. There are several causal factor, namely the lack of knowledge, because not a lot of counseling and information about premarital check-up. This results in negative attitudes toward premarital check-up. The objective of this research was to know the correlation between knowledge and attitude with the decision-making of bride couple to conduct premarital check-up. Data collection was conducted in KUA Pare Kediri, which was held in July-August 2015. The design used analytic with approach of cross-sectional. The population was all couples bride. The sample amounted to 58 respondents. Samples were taken by technique of simple random sampling. The independent variables in this research were knowledge and attitude. The dependent variable was the decision to conduct premarital check-up. The data collection used questionnaire sheet. The data analysis used statistical test of Chi-Square with significance level of 0.05. The research results of knowledge and attitude with the decision to conduct premarital check-up, from the Chi-Square test results obtained there was a correlation between knowledge and attitude with the decision to conduct premarital check-up. While the closeness correlation were low, with contingency coefficient of 0.35. The increasing number of knowledge that gained about premarital check-up it will have an impact on the mindset, which resulted in a couple brides to be positive. With good knowledge and positive attitude, the bride and groom couples willing to do premarital check-up.