Knowledge and action related to stimulation development of stunted children

Ilya Krisnana, Praba Diyan Rachmawati, Ayu Saadatul Karimah, Eka Mishbahatul M. Has, Lizy Sonia Benjamin

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Objective: To analyse the correlation of parental knowledge and parental stimulation with toddler stunting. Method: The cross-sectional study was conducted in April 2020 at the Tlanakan Health Centre, Pamekasan Regency, Indonesia, and comprised mothers of stunted children aged 6-36 months who had no comorbid disease. Data was collected using a questionnaire and a checklist. Data was analysed SPSS with Spearmen Rank correlation. Results: Of the 186 mothers, 125(67.2%) were aged 20-30 years, and 168(90.3%) were housewives. Among the children, 97(52.2%) were boys and 89(47.8%) were girls. The largest age group was that of 25-36 months 80(43%). There was a significant correlation of parental knowledge and stimulation with the development of stunting toddlers (p=0.001). Conclusion: Parental knowledge and actions of developmental stimulation by parents were related to the quality of development of the stunted children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S59-S62
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Child development
  • Growth disorders
  • Parental knowledge
  • Stunting


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