Relationship between Mother Care Behavior and Quality of Life Stunting children in Kota Masohi District, Central Maluku Regency

Authors

  • Wa Nuliana1 , Lely Lusmilasari2 , Anik Rustiyaningsih2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11156

Keywords:

Maternal care behavior, Quality of life, Stunting

Abstract

Background:Stunting is a health problem in children that can cause obstruction of various functional aspects
of the child such as physical, motor and emotional social of children, this will have an impact on the quality
of life children in the future. Objective: This study aimed to determine the relationship between maternal
care behavior and the quality of life of stunting children aged 12-59 months in the Kota Masohi District,
Central Maluku Regency. Method: The research design used was cross-sectional, with a total sample of
98 people carried out in the District of Masohi City, Central Maluku Regency, sampling using consecutive
sampling techniques. Data on maternal care behavior and quality of life in children were obtained through
questionnaires. The results of the study were analyzed using the chi square test and multivariate analysis
with multiple logistic regression, with a significant level of p<0.05. Results: More than half of maternal
care behaviors and stunting under five are poor. Chi square test values indicate that there is a relationship
between maternal care behavior with stunting toddler quality of life. The results also obtained that children
aged 12-24 months are more at risk of experiencing poor quality of life compared to children aged 49-59
months. Conclusion: There is a positive relationship between maternal care behavior with stunting toddlers’
quality of life in the Masohi District District of Central Maluku Regency, where children aged 12-24 months
are most at risk of experiencing poor quality of life.

Author Biography

Wa Nuliana1 , Lely Lusmilasari2 , Anik Rustiyaningsih2

1The Graduate Program of Nursing, 2Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing,
Gadjah Mada University

Published

2020-10-08

How to Cite

Wa Nuliana1 , Lely Lusmilasari2 , Anik Rustiyaningsih2. (2020). Relationship between Mother Care Behavior and Quality of Life Stunting children in Kota Masohi District, Central Maluku Regency. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 276-282. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11156