Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

Relationship Between Kangaroo Mother Care Practice and Weight of Low Birth Weight’s Infants in North Jakarta

Authors
Intan Silviana Mustikawati, Ade Heryana
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Intan Silviana Mustikawati
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.058How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Kangaroo Mother Care, Low Birth Weights’ Infants, Weight
Abstract
Infant and neonatal mortality rates are still high in Indonesia, where the main problem of infant mortality is neonatal. One of the causes of neonatal death is Low Birth Weight (LBW)s’ infants who currently reach a prevalence of 10.2%. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is one of the interventions to reduce death in LBWs’ infants, by making direct contact between the baby’s skin and the mother’s skin. The practice of KMC has various benefits, one of which is to increase the baby’s weight. The purpose in this study is to analyze the relationship between KMC practice and weight of LBW’s infants in North Jakarta. This research was conducted in North Jakarta with a research population is a mother who has LBW’s infants post discharge from Koja Regional General Hospital, North Jakarta. Sampling was conducted by consecutive sampling. Dependent variable was infants’ weight and independent variable was KMC practice. Data collection was conducted through questionnaires and analyzed using Mann-Whitney analysis. Most LBW’s infants’ mothers’ practice KMC in a good position with an average duration of KMC practice of 3,02 hours per day. Based on Mann-Whitney’s statistical tests, there is a significant relationship between KMC practice and infants’ weight. Infants’ weight is one the important factors of health, growth, and survival of LBW infants.
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AU  - Intan Silviana Mustikawati
AU  - Ade Heryana
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/25
TI  - Relationship Between Kangaroo Mother Care Practice and Weight of Low Birth Weight’s Infants in North Jakarta
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  - 332
EP  - 338
SN  - 2468-5739
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.058
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.058
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