Pengaruh Pendidikan Kesehatan Terhadap Pengetahuan Kader Posyandu Tentang Pencegahan Stunting
Stunting is a chronic nutritional problem characterized by a short body (stunted). Health education is held as a learning effort to improve the Posyandu cadres’ knowledge of stunting prevention. The Posyandu cadres’ role is vital to the early prevention of stunting. This study aimed to figure out the influence of health education on Posyandu cadres’ knowledge of stunting prevention in Keniten urban village, Ponorogo. The Posyandu in Keniten Ponorogo Village is divided into seven areas. The research was conducted using a quantitative type with a cross sectional time approach. The total population is 35 Posyandu cadres for toddlers, where each Posyandu consists of five Posyandu cadres. Before being given education about stunting prevention, a pre-test was carried out to posyandu cadres. Health education is carried out using lecture and discussion methods, then at the end of the activity a post test is given. The result showed a significant improvement in the cadres’ knowledge level before and after giving health education with an average score of 81 increased to 90. The statistical test result showed a p-value of 0.005 (≤0.05), indicating a significant effect of health education on Posyandu cadres’ knowledge level of stunting prevention in Keniten urban village. The improvement on posyandu cadres’ knowledge of stunting prevention level happens due to health education. Providing information on stunting prevention or conducting training regularly by the Community Health Center to the Posyandu cadres to improve their knowledge to be better.