The Attitude of Mother in Prevention Efforts Stunting In Toddlers Aged 2-3 Years In Bangkok Village, Gurah District, Kediri Regency
Keywords:Attitude, Mother, Stunting Prevention Efforts, Toddler
Background:Stunting is a chronic malnutrition problem caused by lack of nutritional intake for a long time, resulting in impaired growth in children, namely the child's height is lower or shorter (dwarf) than the standard age. Stunting not only affects cognitive but will also affect the growth and development of a country because it will result in reduced quality human resources. The purpose of this research is to find out the attitude of mothers in stunting prevention efforts in toddlers aged 2-3 years.
Methods:The research method used is descriptive with a cross sectional approach. The research population was all mothers who had toddlers aged 2-3 years in the village of Bangkok, Gurah district, Kediri regency. The research sample was all mothers who had toddlers aged 2-3 years in the village of Bangkok, Gurah district, Kediri regency as many as 72 mothers of toddlers, sampling techniques using Total Sampling. The single variable is the attitude of the mother in efforts to prevent stunting in toddlers aged 2-3 years. Data collection techniques with questionnaires. Data processing uses editing, coding, scoring and tabulating and then analyzed using the T Score.
Results:The results of the research obtained most of the respondents had a positive attitude in stunting prevention efforts as many as 40 respondents (55.56%) and who had a negative attitude in stunting prevention efforts as many as 32 respondents (44.44%).
Conclusions: Based on the results of the research, it can be concluded that most respondents have a positive attitude in stunting prevention efforts in toddlers aged 2-3 years. Although there are still negative attitudes, for that it is necessary the role of health workers in increasing the knowledge of toddler mothers about stunting and prevention through health counseling.