Authors: Rusli1, Chatarina U. Wahyuni1, Suharjono2, Hari Basuki Notobroto1
*) Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
**) Faculty of Pharmacy, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Health literacy is implemented as a degree of individuals who have the capacity to obtain, process and understand information from primary health care and then be required to make decisions affecting the health situation is right even literacy health are closely linked to changes in behavior when you want to decide to do self medication. Indicators of health literacy in this study is to analyze the publics ability to know and understand the terms of aspects of drug use evaluation, analysis, calculation, interpretation, and location. The research objective is to analyze the health literacy of respondents to self-medication. The type of this research is a quantitative research study design with cross sectional study. The used survey method using a questionnaire with the aim of explaining the relationship of variables of evaluation, analysis, calculation, interpretation and location. Linkage of these variables were analyzed as health literacy on the pattern of self-medication people in the city of Makassar. The research location is Pharmacies and Drug Stores distributed into 4 regions the North, East, South and West in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The sampling technique used in this study was multistage random sampling. The sample size in this study = 400.The results showed that the health literacy of respondents who conduct their self medication are mostly located in both categories (<3,48).
Key words: Health Literacy, Self Medication