Factors Affecting Anemia Prevention Behavior in Pregnant Women based on Lawrence Green’s Theory

Mira Triharini, Ayu Rahmawati, Aria Aulia Nastiti, Yulis Setiya Dewi, Smriti Kana Mani

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Anemia during pregnancy is associated with maternal morbidity and indirect causes of maternal deaths. Poor anemia prevention behaviors in pregnant women are one of the contributing factors of anemia during pregnancy. This study aimed to analyze the relationship of knowledge, belief and husband support with anemia prevention behaviors in pregnant women. This study used a correlational design with a cross-sectional approach. The total samples were 153 pregnant women selected using purposive sampling. The independent variables of this study involved knowledge, belief, husband support, and the dependent variable was anemia prevention behaviors. Data were collected through questionnaires and analyzed using the Spearman’s Rho with the significance level of a= 0.05. Results: Knowledge (p= 0.000) and husband support (p=0.000) significantly had a relationship with anemia prevention behaviors. While there was no relation between belief and anemia prevention behaviors (p=0.227). The increase in knowledge of pregnant women about the anemia prevention improves the mindset and ability to apply anemia prevention behaviors. Belief does not affect anemia prevention behaviors because modernization in the urban society has affected to result in a positive belief. Husband support is important in motivating pregnant mothers to comply with anemia interventions performed by health workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1705-1708
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Anemia
  • Health behavior
  • Health promotion
  • Maternal health
  • Pregnant women


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