Analysis of The Impact of Maternal Health Education on Growth Stimulation of Children Aged 0 - 3 Years

  • Erma Herdyana
  • Betristasia Puspitasari
Keywords: Health Education, Knowledge, Stimulation of Child Development


The development support supplied by the mother and family is very crucial in its influence on the growth of the kid. Lack of stimulation can lead to developmental issues and possibly irreversible. The purpose of this study is to analyzed the impact of health education on mothers to stimulate the growth of children aged 0 to 3 years.

The research design used is pre-experimental design using pre-posttest. The population consisted only of mothers with children aged 0 to 3 years who took their children to the Cibinong healthcare research facility, with 23 respondents. The population is sampled using purposive sampling techniques. The variables employed are Independent Variable which is health education on stimulation of child development aged 0-3 years and Dependent variable that is knowledge of the mother before and after providing health education on stimulation development of child aged 0.-3 years. Data collection is gathered utilizing questionnaires, data processing through editing, coding, scoring and tabulating. The Wilcoxon Match Pair Test was tested.

The results of the study showed that mother’s knowledge before receiving health education was the criterion of knowledge less with the highest score of 13 respondents (56,52%). And mother’s knowledge after obtaining health education with the highest criteria of good knowledge of 15 respondents (65.22%). The Wilcoxon test results showed differences in mother information before and after receiving health education treatments about stimulation of child development aged 0-3 years (σ≤0,05).

Based on the results of the study, it can be known that there is an influence of differences in knowledge of mothers before and after giving health education treatment on the stimulation of the development of children aged 0-3 years, so it is expected that mothers are more eager to seek information to add knowledge and identify developmental delays from an early age.

Author Biographies

Erma Herdyana

Sarjana Kebidanan, STIKES Bhakti Pertiwi Indonesia,Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Betristasia Puspitasari

Akademi Keperawatan, Dharma Husada Kediri,Jawa Timur, Indonesia