Identification of Family Adaptive Behavior in The Dayak Tribe in An Effort to Prevent Stroke

Parellangi, Muhammad Syafar, Sukri Palutturi, Agus Bintara Birawida, Anwar Mallongi, Oedojo Soedirham, Pawennari Hijjang

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The Dayak tribe inhabits a large part of West Kutai Regency, East Kalimantan Province. Hypertension is a major health problem in the West Kutai region. The family plays a role as a facilitator in reducing hypertension and preventing the risk of Stroke in family members. The purpose of this study was to identify the adaptive behavior of Dayak families in an effort to prevent Stroke. This research method is qualitative research with in-depth interviews and FGD (focus group discussion). FGDs were conducted on 7 participants with tingkat 1 and tingkat 2 hypertension patients and 3 people from traditional leaders/ culturalists. This study obtained four main themes, namely 1) Understanding health problems, 2) Utilization of medicinal plants, 3) Disease control, 4) Driving factors in reducing Stroke risk. Suggestions for health workers to be able to improve educational methods and digital health promotion not only using print media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-338
Number of pages5
JournalPharmacognosy Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • FGD
  • Family Adaptive Behavior
  • Stroke
  • The Dayak Tribe


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