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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1813) Last page : ( 1817)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01709.6

The role of posyandu cadres in improving the growth and development of toddlers in rw VII puskesmas mojo, Surabaya

Hidayat Enung Mardiyana1,*, Ambarwati Rini1, Indriatie1

1Nursing Program, Health Polytechnic of Ministry of Health at Surabaya, Indonesia, Jl. Pucang Jajar Tengah No.56, Surabaya, Indonesia

*Correspondence Author: Enung Mardiyana Hidayat Nursing Program, Health Polytechnic of Ministry of Health at Surabaya, Indonesia, Jl. Pucang Jajar Tengah No.56, Surabaya, Indonesia, Email: mardiyana.hidayat@gmail.com

Online published on 7 December, 2018.

Abstract

Introduction

Posyandu cadres have an important role as health care providers who are located near to the targeted Posyandu. When the Posyandu cadre enters information on the KMS (Card Toward Health) is less clear, resulting in the implication of the Posyandu not performing well. The purpose of this research is to analyse the relationship between the Posyandu cadre's role in promoting growth and the development of toddlers in Puskesmas Mojo, Surabaya.

Method

This study used a cross-sectional research design. The population under study in this research were all Posyandu cadres and toddles registered in the RW VII area, resulting in 38 Posyandu cadres and 38 toddlers. The type of research was analytic, using the Spearman Rank statistical analysis.

Results

The majority of the Posyandu cadres performed well (68.6%), and more than half of the toddlers (71.4%) had good growth based on anthropometric measurements. The majority of the toddlers (74.3%) had normal development in accordance with the pre-screening questionnaire that was developed (KPSP). The statistical test used, the Spearman rank, showed the value of r = 029, p = <0.05, which means that there is a relationship between the role of the cadres and the growth and development of toddlers according to their nutritional status. The role of the cadres with the development of relations based on KPSP was r = 012, p = <0.05, which means that there is a relationship between the role of cadres with the growth and development of toddlers by KPSP. There is a need for sustainable activities by involving the active participation of the parents in the early detection of toddler growth and development. Further studies involving the role of the parents, cadres and toddlers is suggested.

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Keywords

Posyandu Cadres, Growth and Development, Toddlers.

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