Correlation of Nutritional Status with The Degree of Diarrhea in Toddlers in Srikandi Room at RSUD Jombang

Authors

  • Pujiani Universitas pesantren tinggi darul Ulum Jombang
  • Arys Widya Astutik Faculty Of Health Sciences,Universitas Pesantren Tinggi Darul Ulum University, Jombang, Indonesia
  • Andi Yudianto Faculty Of Health Sciences,Universitas Pesantren Tinggi Darul Ulum University, Jombang, Indonesia
  • Ana Farida Ulfa Faculty Of Health Sciences,Universitas Pesantren Tinggi Darul Ulum University, Jombang, Indonesia
  • Zulfikar As’ad Faculty Of Health Sciences,Universitas Pesantren Tinggi Darul Ulum University, Jombang, Indonesia

Keywords:

nutritional status, degree of diarrhea, toddlers

Abstract

Low nutritional status of toddlers may interfere metabolic processes in their body which cause infection such as diarrhea. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between nutritional status and the degree of diarrhea of toddler in the Srikandi Room at RSUD Jombang. The research design used was correlational analytic with cross sectional design. The independent variable was nutritional status on the dependent degree of diarrhea. While the sampling technique, it applied consecutive sampling, with a total sample of 39 toddlers. The nutritional status instrument for toddlers uses observations based on body mass index according to age (BMI/U) and the degree of diarrhea uses observations based on medical records, then the results of statistical tests: Pearson correlation with a significance level of 0.05. The results showed that: half of the respondents had normal nutritional status , more than half of the respondents had mild dehydration . From the pearson correlation statistical test, it was obtained p-value 0.00 < α = 0.05, then H1 was accepted. Based on the results of the study, it can be concluded that there is a significant relationship between nutritional status and the degree of diarrhea of toddler in the Srikandi Room of RSUD Jombang. Therefore, mothers of toddlers are expected to improve the nutritional status of their children and always monitor it regularly through the posyandu Balita. It is intended that mothers understand that the nutritional status of children is good. Besides, it is to prevent diarrhea.

Low nutritional status of toddlers may interfere metabolic processes in their body which cause infection such as diarrhea. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between nutritional status and the degree of diarrhea of toddler in the Srikandi Room at RSUD Jombang. The research design used was correlational analytic with cross sectional design. The independent variable was nutritional status on the dependent degree of diarrhea. While the sampling technique, it applied consecutive sampling, with a total sample of 39 toddlers. The nutritional status instrument for toddlers uses observations based on body mass index according to age (BMI/U) and the degree of diarrhea uses observations based on medical records, then the results of statistical tests: Pearson correlation with a significance level of 0.05. The results showed that: half of the respondents had normal nutritional status , more than half of the respondents had mild dehydration . From the pearson correlation statistical test, it was obtained p-value 0.00 < α = 0.05, then H1 was accepted. Based on the results of the study, it can be concluded that there is a significant relationship between nutritional status and the degree of diarrhea of toddler in the Srikandi Room of RSUD Jombang. Therefore, mothers of toddlers are expected to improve the nutritional status of their children and always monitor it regularly through the posyandu Balita. It is intended that mothers understand that the nutritional status of children is good. Besides, it is to prevent diarrhea.

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Published

2021-12-20