Hubungan antara pengetahuan, sikap, dan perilaku ibu dengan status gizi anak balita

Munthofiah, Siti (2008) Hubungan antara pengetahuan, sikap, dan perilaku ibu dengan status gizi anak balita. Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Siti Munthofiah S520906017. The Relationships Between Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior of Mothers, and The Nutritional Status of Children Under Five Years of Age. A Thesis for the Masters Program in Family Medicine, Postgraduate Program, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta 2008. Poor nutrition status remains high among children under five years of age in Sragen district, Central Java, despite various interventions having been taken place. This study aimed to examine the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and behavior of mothers and nutritional status of children under five years of age. This was an analytic study by use of cross-sectional design. The study population (sample) consisted of 50 children under five years old with malnutrition, and 100 children with normal nutritional status. This study was conducted in 6 sub-districts in Sragen district, from October to December 2007. The dependent variable under study was nutritional status of children under five years of age, which was measured in terms of Weight For Age (WAZ score). The independent variables included knowledge, attitude, and behavior of mothers on nutritional issues of children. The measurement tool for the independent variable was a set of questionnaire pre-tested for its validity and reliability before use. The confounding factors accounted in the analysis included maternal age, education, and occupation. The relationships among study variables as well as the effect of confounding variables were analyzed by logistic regression model, by use of SPSS v. 15 program. The results of the study showed the relationships between child nutritional status and knowledge, attitude, and behavior of mothers, and these relationships were statistically significant (knowledge OR 17.02, CI95% 6.29-46.09; attitude OR 4.83, CI95% 2.10-11.13; behavior OR 3.34, CI95% 1.53-7.28). Besides, maternal age was also associated with nutritional status of children under five years old. Other variables including maternal education and occupation did not show their relationships with child nutritional status. This study concludes that maternal knowledge, attitude, and behavior have statistically significant association with nutritional status of children under-five years of age. It is recommended that, regardless of maternal education and occupation, their knowledge, attitude, and behavior on child nutritional issues be enhanced, so as to improve the nutritional status of children under-five years of age. Key words: maternal knowledge, attitude, behavior, nutritional status, children under five years of age

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    L Education > L Education (General)
    R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Magister Kedokteran Keluarga
    Depositing User: Athiyah
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 22:18
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2013 22:18
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/5109

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