A Study on Mothers’ Hygiene, Sanitation, and Exclusive Breastfeeding With Diarrhea Prevention Among Toddlers
Nayla K Fithri, Rizki Amalia
Nayla K Fithri
Available Online 25 November 2020.
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- Personal Hygiene, Breastfeeding, Diarrhea Incidence
- Diarrhea is still a public health threat in developing countries, including Indonesia, due to its high morbidity and mortality. Many factors, both direct and indirect contributions to diarrhea, including agent, host, environment, and behavior. This research determined to identify the correlation between the incidence of diarrhea in children aged 1-3 years old with the mothers’ attitudes on hygiene sanitation behavior and Exclusive breastfeeding in the working area of West Jakarta Community Health Centre. Methods: This Research used an analytical descriptive survey with a cross-sectional design to determine the correlation between the incidence of diarrhea among children aged 1-3 years old with the mothers’ attitude on hygiene and sanitation behavior and the Exclusive breastfeeding. The total sample was 65. A questionnaire was used as the research instrument. The proportion for mothers who have a risk for poor sanitation and hygiene behavior were mothers whose children suffered diarrhea (55.25%), and the proportion for mothers who practiced exclusive breastfeeding were mothers whose children suffered diarrhea (62.5%). As a result of the bivariate analysis, it exposed that there was a significant correlation between diarrhea on toddlers with mother’s attitude about hygiene and sanitation (p-value 0.047) but an infirm correlation between diarrhea with exclusive breastfeeding (p-value = 0.068). The Hygiene and sanitation of mothers are crucial to their children’s well-being. It recommends that mothers, especially with younger children, to focus on their personal hygiene and sanitation when taking care of their children to prevent diarrhea transmission.
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TY - CONF AU - Nayla K Fithri AU - Rizki Amalia PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/25 TI - A Study on Mothers’ Hygiene, Sanitation, and Exclusive Breastfeeding With Diarrhea Prevention Among Toddlers BT - Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 295 EP - 298 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.051 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.051 ID - Fithri2020 ER -