THE CORRELATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE WITH "Tarak" CULTURE OF POSTPARTUM MOTHERS IN WONODADI BLITAR
Indonesia is a multicultural society. Each region has a different culture that is embraced by the trust from the previous generation."Tarak" on postpartum mothers is a habit of not eating chicken dishes, meat, eggs and certain other foods, fearing the wound did not heal and their infants vomiting after breastfeeding. Cultural aspect is very important to facilitate in providing nursing care. The purpose of this research was to identify correlation between knowledge and attitude with a culture of "tarak" in the postpartum mothers at Wonodadi Blitar. The design of this research was crossectional with a sample of 40 mothers in the postpartum at Wonodadi Blitar taken by Consecutive sampling with inclusion criteria: maternal postpartum phase of letting go. The variable in this research was the knowledge, attitudes about postpartum maternal nutrition and culture "tarak". The instruments used questionnaire. The result by Spearman rank analysis showed no correlation between postpartum maternal nutritional knowledge of the culture of incontinence with a value of ρ = 0, 658, correlation between attitude and cultural behavior "tarak" with the value ρ = 0.01. eventhough the level of knowledge of mothers of postpartum in nutrition was good but it did not guarantee that the mother did not follow the culture of "tarak", this is in accordance with Manurung (2012) that culture is not only influenced by the knowledge but also a strong belief. While the attitude is a feeling that followed the tendency to act so that the attitude of postpartum mothers have a correlation with the "tarak". Therefore, the role of nurses is very important in reconstructing the culture of "tarak".