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Research Paper | Medical Science | Indonesia | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021
Effectiveness of Health Counseling to Cadres and Pregnant Women to Prevent Stunting in Amplas Village, Deli Serdang Indonesia
Samsider Sitorus  | Melva | Kumalasari
Abstract: The low Human Development Index (HDI) in Indonesia was heavily influenced by the lack of nutritional status and population health. This evident from the still high mortality rate of infants, toddlers, and maternal mortality. Based on the above, the problem formulation activities of community devotion through the Health counseling of cadres about stunting and health cadres who have been trained to provide health counseling to pregnant women about stunting and feeding of additional food in pregnant women to prevent stunting in infants and can improve the knowledge of cadres and pregnant women in Amplas village, Deli Serdang district? Activity implementation method: Stage I conducted pretest on Cadres; Stage II health counseling of the Cadres; Stage III postest Cadres. After skilled cadres then the Cadres do Health counseling to Pregnant women about stunting and feeding of additional foods to prevent stunting infants. Stage IV pre-test the Pregnant woman; stage IV health counseling to Pregnant women 3 times; Stage IV post-test to Pregnant women. The target Cadres of 10 people and Pregnant women as many as 30 people in the village Amplas Deli Serdang Regency. Result: Before in the give the Health counseling Cadres have knowledge of approximately 4 people (40%) Whereas after being given a cadence of knowledge increased to 10 people (100%) good category. Knowledge of Pregnant women before Health counseling in the category of fewer than 27 people (16.30 %) After providing Health counseling knowledge of pregnant women increased to a good category as much as 25 people (83.30%). Conclusion: Health counseling to cadres can increase knowledge. Cadres are able to provide Health counseling to Pregnant women and increase knowledge and provide additional food to Pregnant women to prevent stunting in infants under five years. Advice: Health counseling to Cadres needs to be done for every health problem in the community. Cadres can be empowered as an extension of the medical personnel to provide Health counseling to Pregnant women.
Keywords: Health counseling, preventing stunting
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,
Pages: 355 - 359