Early marriage has an impact on reproductive health, and the health of the baby later because of the younger the age of marriage, the more time to produce. The impact caused by stunting can cause children to become cognitive disorders, motor disorders, body growth, increased incidence of morbidity, and death. Health education, especially about nutrition before pregnancy in several Indonesian studies, influences the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices. This study aimed to explain the influence of modules and peer group discussions on stunting prevention at pre-marital couples. This research was an experimental quasy design. Samples were taken as many as 40 respondents for two groups to be studied. The instrument used the independent variable questionnaire was stunting prevention. The dependent variable in this research was knowledge, attitude, and action to prevent stunting. Data were collected using a questionnaire and analyzed using the Wilcoxon test, Mann Whitney-U, and delta tests with significance levels α <0.05. From the results of the bivariate analysis, there is an effect of health education on knowledge (p = 0.000), but on attitudes (1.000) and actions p> 0.05), there is no effect of the intervention. It can be concluded that the module and peer group discussion can be used as a method of health education in increasing knowledge and attitudes about stunting prevention. In action, there is no influence on the two groups because good attitudes and knowledge do not always reflect conflicting actions. Health workers must take preventive, stunting actions.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||EurAsian Journal of BioSciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Health education
- Pre-marital couple