KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF MOTHERS LACKING OF UNDERSTANDING THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN

Kalsum, Sulaiman (2016) KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF MOTHERS LACKING OF UNDERSTANDING THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN. In: The Proceeding of 7th International Nursing Conference: Global Nursing Challenges in The Free Trade Era, 8-9 April 2016, Surabaya.

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Abstract

Introduction: The toddlers are the group that shows the rapid body growth but this group is common suffered malnutrition. If they occur in childhood malnutrition can create stunted growth and mental development disorders. Lack of education about the nutritional status of the mother influence the mother's knowledge on the nutritional status is low. The parents were not known why children should be weighed every month in Integrated Health Center. If someone knowledgeable then the person is likely to be positive. The preliminary study found that 3 out of 10 mothers who have children with low-protein calorie malnutrition, the mother does not feel anxious and assume that their babies in good health. This study aims to reveal the mother's knowledge and attitudes about the nutritional status of children. The study was design used descriptive analyses. Method: The population of this study was all of mothers who have toddler which amount 50 people and sample of this study was 44 people with a sampling technique are simple random sampling. The instrument used a questionnaire of knowledge and attitudes. Result: The survey results revealed that more than the majority of respondents have less knowledge (61%). While the mother's attitude about the nutritional status of children mostly positive (50%). Conclussion: Health workers should be authorized together with cadres to improve health education activities, especially regarding the nutritional status of infants. Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Nutritional Status, Toddler

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Dimas Dwi Arbi
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 09:41
URI: http://eprints.ners.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/340

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