Relationship Between Kangaroo Mother Care Practice and Weight of Low Birth Weight’s Infants in North Jakarta
Intan Silviana Mustikawati, Ade Heryana
Intan Silviana Mustikawati
Available Online 25 November 2020.
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- Kangaroo Mother Care, Low Birth Weights’ Infants, Weight
- 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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TY - CONF 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 ID - Mustikawati2020 ER -